P. Thomas Jenkins is Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Open Text Corporation of Waterloo, Ontario Canada, the largest independent software company in Canada. He has served as a Director of Open Text since 1994 and as its Chairman since 1998. From 1994 to present, Mr. Jenkins was President and then Chief Executive Officer and then Chief Strategy Officer of Open Text. Mr. Jenkins has also held several executive positions with DALSA Inc., an electronic imaging manufacturer based in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Prior to these positions, Mr. Jenkins was employed in technical and managerial capacities at a variety of information technology based companies in Canada.
In addition to his Open Text responsibilities, Mr. Jenkins is the Chair of the federal centre of excellence Canadian Digital Media Network (CDMN). He is also an appointed member of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), past appointed member of the Government of Canada's Competition Policy Review Panel which reported in June 2008, and past appointed member of the Province of Ontario's Ontario Commercialization Network Review Committee (OCN) which reported in February 2009. Mr. Jenkins is also a member of the board of BMC Software, Inc., a software corporation based in Houston, Texas. He is also a member of the University of Waterloo Engineering Dean's Advisory Council, 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 received an MBA in entrepreneurship and technology management from Schulich School of Business at York University, an M.A.Sc. in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a B.Eng. & Mgt. in Engineering Physics and Commerce from McMaster University.