Martina Larkin

Board Director, European Institute of Innovation and Technology

Speaker Bio

Martina Larkin is a highly accomplished business leader and executive recognised for her expertise in global issues and emerging technologies. She served as CEO of Project Liberty from 2022-24 and is a Founding Member of Scale-Up Europe. Previously, Martina held several senior positions at the World Economic Forum, most recently as Member of the Executive Committee and Head of Europe and Eurasia. She also headed the Forum’s Global Knowledge Networks, a think tank of over 1 600 global experts across multi-disciplinary fields, the world’s leading universities, think tanks and other research-based organisations. She was also the editor of 'Outlook on the Global Agenda'. Before leading the Global Knowledge Networks, she oversaw the development of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, a Foundation dedicated to fostering global leadership among talented young people. Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, she was Associate Vice-President with Lazar & Company, a New York-based investment bank, and she has held positions in marketing and sales at Nestlé Switzerland. Martina holds an MBA and a BS in Finance and was awarded the prestigious Yale World Fellowship from Yale University in 2011 as the first Swiss person to be awarded this honour. She is a member of several non-profit Boards, including the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), Deusto University in Spain, Circulo de Empresarios in Spain, and is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.