With an MBA from INSEAD, and a Phd in Economics from UNED, Dr. Martins, has over twenty five years experience in the financial sector, advising on corporate strategy, financial restructuring, change management and corporate finance. He started his career with McKinsey and Co., moving on to become Head of Business Development with Amadeus. Subsequently he spent almost ten years with Banco Santander, rising from Vice President Corporate Finance, to Head of Business Development, to Managing Director.
In 2005, Dr. Martins was headhunted to become the CEO of Hera, one of Spain’s largest waste management company. During his tenure he raised the company’s EBITDA by 40% and expanded its global operations from the traditional S. American markets to the Former Soviet Union and Asia Pacific.
Dr. Martins is the Chairman of the INSEAD Spanish Alumni Association and a member of the INSEAD International Advisory Board. He is also a visiting Professor of Corporate Finance and Strategy at one of Europe’s top Business Schools, The IE Business School, Madrid.