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Working for Global players including GSK, Bayer, Shire and Bertelsmann, Martina Muttke is a Swiss-based Executive with experience spanning over 50 countries and various cultures. Playing a role in both Regional and Global Executive teams she has built up extensive Senior Leadership experience. Martina has developed and led organisations through major transformation and change. She has a Doctorate in Medicine, a Business Education from Harvard, and is an ICF accredited coach.
Martina is familiar with the impact and challenges of cultural and social differences having led and developed people as a member of an executive team in global businesses. Her clients benefit from this experience, as her approach takes into account the complexities of international, highly matrixed organisations. Being a medical doctor by training, Martina likes to pair her business experience with elements of recent scientific advances in medicine and neuroscience. Martina’s individual approach to each mentoring client supports them in initiating sustainable change.
After completing her medical studies and doctorate in Germany, Martina worked as a Senior Executive in FTSE 100/ Dax 30 healthcare companies. Living and working in Mexico, Italy and Switzerland, she has managed regions all around the globe and built large medical expert functions in both developing and growth markets.
Her passion is to create and develop global leaders and to support them with an ability to translate knowledge and expertise into commercial success. Martina has a track record of change management in environments of acquisitions and restructurings. She studied medicine in Germany and Italy and received her doctorate from the University of Cologne. Martina is a Harvard graduate from the AMP flagship program, and member of the Harvard Clubs in Zurich and Lisbon.
As an ICF accredited coach, she coaches and mentors senior leaders, but also start-ups and students of the Harvard Healthcare program.
Martina splits her time between Switzerland and Portugal with her partner João and dog Milly. They enjoy travelling to new places, and experiencing new culinary experiences. Having lived and worked in various countries including Mexico, she has partly adopted the Latin culture and combines this with her German upbringing.
Formerly the founder and chairman of a Swiss not-for-profit crowdfunding platform for people needing medical assistance, she enjoys charitable work, and is currently supporting a foundation for children and families with rare diseases.
With her passion as a lifelong learner, Martina started playing the drums in her forties, and is an Angel Investor in discovering and supporting Healthcare Startups.
“One thing that you can and should do as a leader is to invest the time when you’re working with people to find out what their dreams are – what drives them and what motivates them.”
In her interview with Merryck’s Adam Bryant, Muttke shares smart insights with me about key themes that emerge in her work advising senior executives, and draws on key insights from the world of neuroscience. Click here to read more.