As Managing Director Central Europe at Facebook, Martin Ott is responsible for the development of Facebook’s business in the region Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux and Eastern Europe.
Martin is an expert for digital and mobile transformation, and therefore deals intensively with its implications for corporations and markets. With more than 15 years of leadership experience in the digital industry, he advises companies from start-ups to leading global brands on their growth opportunities in the digital world.
Prior to joining Facebook in 2012, Martin built one of Europe‘s fastest growing payment unicorns as the Co-Chief Executive O ce of Skrill Group in London. With 30M users, Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers) was an early pioneer in o ering global money transfer services.
From 2003 to 2007, he was the COO of Jamba/Jamster, where he was responsible for marketing, service, content as well as for building and operating the consumer business across North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, leading up to the groups’s acquisition by News Corporation.
Martin studied International Business at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, the Finance Academy in Moscow and Keio Business School in Tokyo. A father of three girls, Martin is passionate about children’s and women‘s rights and education as well as cultural diversity. He supports the board of trustees of AfriKids, a London headquartered NGO which supports sustainable development projects in Ghana.