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Martina Larkin

EIT Woman Award Jury Member

Martina Larkin is Senior Advisor to the President of the World Economic Forum. She worked for the World Economic Forum for 16 years, most recently as Head of Europe and Eurasia, overseeing the Forum’s activities in 56 countries, leading several high profile initiatives such as the CEO Action Group on the European Green Deal, in collaboration with the European Commission; Digital Europe, a regional initiative to foster Europe’s innovation ecosystem; and the Strategic Dialogue on the Western Balkans. She was a member of the Forum’s global Executive Committee from 2015-2020. Before that, she built and led a number of the World Economic Forum’s high profile networks, as well as the Form’s think tank and youth foundation.

Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, she was Associate Vice-President at Lazar & Company, and held positions at Nestlé Switzerland. Mrs Larkin holds an MBA and was awarded the prestigious Yale World Fellowship from Yale University in 2011. She is a member of several non-profit Boards, including the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) of the European Commission, Deusto University in Spain, and Circulo de Empresarios in Spain. She is also a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations.