Prof. Dr. Martin Stuchtey is a professor for Resource Strategy and Management at Innsbruck University. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of SYSTEMIQ, an organization driving system change in clean energy, circular material solutions and sustainable land use. By addressing market failures in these areas, SYSTEMIQ aims to unlock economic opportunities that benefit business, society and the environment. Prior to founding SYSTEMIQ, Martin worked at McKinsey for 20 years, most recently as Director of the Center for Business and Environment. In 2006, Martin Stuchtey 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. Over the last ten years, Martin has been leading many efforts to accelerate the transition towards circular industrial systems. He initiated the 2030 Water Resources Group and has been a long-time strategic advisor to the World Economic Forum. He is the author of the book “A Good Disruption – Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century.”

Martin Stuchtey served as a company commander in the German Alpine forces and worked as geologist in Southern Africa. He holds a BSc. Hons.-degree in economic geology/mineralogy from Rhodes University (South Africa), a master’s degree in business economics from WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management (Germany), an MBA from Lancaster University (UK), and a PhD in regional economics from the Technical University of Dresden.