Executive Exchange Sustainability

Bundling knowledge. Driving solutions together.


This is how it was on February 28, 2024 at La Villa.


Top 2 insights and solutions that we take away from this day:


  1. To effectively drive sustainability issues, we need to develop a fundamental sustainable mindset and utilize our personal motivation.
  2. Knowing how our actions impact, drive or limit our sustainability contribution is crucial.


Oliver Steil, CEO & Chairman of the Board, TeamViewer and moderator Carmen Hentschel welcome you to a day full of exciting presentations and inspiring discussions on the topic of sustainability.

Darren Lesniak, Vice President Strategic Alliances EMEA, TeamViewer

Sustainability is an attitude, if not a passion. With this statement in mind, Darren Lesniak creates a framework for the Executive Exchange Sustainability and gives an insight into the "why": Why are we talking about sustainability here and in this setting? Why do sustainable partnerships make a difference?

Sandra Sydow, Co-Founder, NGO ClimatePitch

In her interactive session, Sandra Sydow will share not only what 'impact' actually means in the context of key environmental challenges, but also why a broad awareness and deep understanding of these issues is crucial for leaders to become true 'change agents' and 'sustainable solutionists'.

Christian Wehner, Senior Director Innovation Strategy @ SAP, TopVoice for Creativity & Innovation, Storyteller, Professional Speaker

Transparency and a 'collaborative mindset' are among the key criteria for successful sustainable transformation. Christian Wehner will take you into the future of collaboration in his refreshing keynote. The guiding principle "be a factor, not an actor" is a call for active design and co-creation - the new corporate culture in the age of transparency.

Alexander Gührer, Director Sustainability & Procurement, TeamViewer

What does sustainability mean for TeamViewer? To get to the bottom of this question, Alexander Gührer looks at the term from different angles: What does it mean for the internal mindset, what does it mean for TeamViewer's clientele? In addition to their own goals, TeamViewer's solutions can help users to achieve sustainability goals to avoid emissions. How does that work? Find out from a recent study and practical examples.

Daša Dragičević, Development Manager, SAP

Sustainability is one of the most important topics for SAP. SAP sees itself in two roles: on the one hand as a role model that places sustainability at the center of its strategy, and on the other hand as an enabler for customers who use SAP products to improve their sustainability performance.

Tim Buchholz , Speaker for Transformation & High Performance Leadership, Executive Coach

Sustainable management, new work, digitalization - companies currently have to manage all these major transformations at the same time - and in extremely volatile times. Tim Buchholz knows what this means for top managers and, in his entertaining interactive keynote, provides valuable insights into the essential factors that transform performance into genuine, dynamic corporate success.

Also present were:

Carmen Hentschel, Moderation

As a moderator, future shaper and digital founder (managing director of the agency ‘Future Shapers’, founder of the platform ‘Work AI’), Carmen Hentschel speaks and moderates at major future conferences and sustainability congresses. Her motto “It's all about connectivity!” can also be experienced in her fresh, professional and authentic moderation style.


Oliver Steil, TeamViewer

Oliver Steil, CEO of TeamViewer, is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. He led the transition to a subscription business model and expanded the product portfolio to include enterprise offerings and solutions for the digitalisation of industrial value chains. Previously, he was a partner at Permira, CEO of Sunrise Communications AG and CEO of Debitel.


Darren Lesniak, TeamViewer

Darren Lesniak, VP of Strategic Alliances at TeamViewer, brings extensive experience from SAP and Salesforce. As former Director of Global Platinum Resellers, he was instrumental in SAP’s transition to Cloud ERP. He is currently working at TeamViewer to promote strategic partnerships in EMEA, with a particular focus on sustainability.


Sandra Sydow, NGO ClimatePitch

Sandra Sydow, founder (YNOTNOW, Climate Pitch, NGO, Planet on Stage) and speaker, began dedicating her work to a more sustainable future after 20 years in marketing. With her extensive background, she helps numerous companies every year to develop concrete options for action.


Christian Wehner, SAP

Christian Wehner, Senior Director Innovation Strategy at SAP, is passionate about sustainable transformation and cooperation, and radical transparency is his compass of values. His path is unconventional: he left secondary school without any qualifications. But his desire to share wild ideas led him to radio, RedBull and the 3rd fastest growing tech start-up in 2016.


Alexander Gührer, TeamViewer

Alexander Gührer is Head of Sustainability & Corporate Operations and is responsible for defining and implementing the sustainability strategy at TeamViewer. He developed the company into one of the most sustainable software companies in the world according to ratings. Previously, he worked in consulting at KPMG and Synlab and built up departments such as Procurement, Compliance and Data Protection.


Daša Dragičević, SAP

Daša Dragičević is a Development Manager in the Sustainability department at SAP. She leads an interdisciplinary and international development team whose products support companies in achieving and living their sustainability goals.


Tim Buchholz, Speaker & Coach

As a high performance leadership coach and speaker, Tim Buchholz is an expert in transformation and team intelligence. He is convinced that the two are inseparable for sustainable change. He has not only made the transformation of OTTO a success. As a national Ultimate Frisbee coach, he also won bronze at the 2023 World Championships.


Do you have questions about sustainability at TeamViewer or about our products?

Please feel free to contact us at any time. Our team is looking forward to the exchange!