Tom has been Secretary of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission since 2014. He joined the Secretariat in 2005 as Senior Officer responsible for communication.
From 1994-2005 he worked in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) in Geneva first in the Secretariat of the European Agreement on the transport of dangerous goods by road and later as Secretary of the Working Party on Agricultural Quality Standards.
Previous work experiences include chemical industry (BAYER) and enterprise consulting (Trinzic Corp, Aion Corp) from 1990-1994.
Tom holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Düsseldorf.