Thomas 'Tom' Jenkins

Executive Chairman, OpenText Corporation

Thomas Jenkins

P. Thomas Jenkins is Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer for OpenText™ Corporation, the largest software company in Canada. OpenText supports over 100 million digital media users in many of the world's largest companies, government agencies and professional service firms. In addition to his OpenText responsibilities, Mr. Jenkins was Chair of the Government of Canada’s Research and Development Policy Review Panel which reported “Innovation Canada: A Call to Action” in October 2011. He serves as Chair of the Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN), as a member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and as Chair of the Premier of Ontario’s roundtable on innovation. Additional roles include being a member of the board of BMC Software, Inc., a director of the C.D. Howe Institute, a director of the Canadian International Council (CIC) and a director of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives (CCCE). Mr. Jenkins is also one of the founders of Communitech – Waterloo Region Technology Association. He holds an M.B.A. in entrepreneurship & technology management, an M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering and a B.Eng. & Mgt. in Engineering Physics and Commerce. He is a recipient of the 2009 Ontario Entrepreneur of the Year, the 2010 McMaster Engineering L.W. Shemilt Distinguished Alumni Award and the Schulich School of Business 2012 Outstanding Executive Leadership award. He is a fellow of The Canadian Academy of Engineering and an Officer of the Order of Canada.