Martin worked at McKinsey for 20 years, most recently as Director of the Center for Business and Environment, particularly focusing on water management, circular industrial systems and ecosystem preservation. Previously he served as a leader of McKinsey’s Transport and Infrastructure Practice and as managing partner in McKinsey's Munich Office. He is an initiator of the 2030 Water Resources Group and a long-time strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. He has a background of geology and economics, is professor at the University of Innsbruck and author of the book “A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century”. He is a father of six, an organic farmer and an avid alpinist. Together with Jeremy Oppenheim, he is a founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ.