Martin R. Stuchtey

Martin R. Stuchtey

Prof. Dr. Martin R. Stuchtey is a professor for resource strategies and management at Innsbruck University. He is the founder and managing partner of SYSTEMIQ Ltd, a specialist firm for innovation and investment in new landuse, energy and circular industrial systems.

Before founding SYSTEMIQ Martin has worked for the McKinsey & Co for twenty years. There he served clients in a range of sectors, from transportation to energy and infrastructure, especially for water management. In 2006, Martin co-founded McKinsey's Sustainability Practice, working with numerous corporate, government and social sector clients on the challenges of climate change, water scarcity, ocean degradation and resource depletion at large.

Much of his work was dedicated to circular industrial systems. He initiated – together with Ellen MacArthur – the Circular Economy Initiative at the World Economic Forum. He has been a strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum and is the author of many reports (five reports in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation), articles, TV and radio broadcasts on resource management.

He is the author of the book “A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century” together with two co-authors. The book is outlining a completely new industrial paradigm based on net positive thinking, disruptive technology and new business models.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Martin served as a company commander in the German Alpine forces and worked as geologist on mining projects in Southern Africa. Martin Stuchtey holds a BSc. Hons.-degree in economic geology/mineralogy from Rhodes University (South Africa), a Masters in business economics from the Coblence School of Management “WHU” (Germany), an MBA from Lancaster University (UK) and a PhD in regional economics from the Technical University of Dresden.  Martin is married and has six children, he lives in Pöcking, Germany and on his farm in Austria.

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