Martin Theyer

Portrait of the expert about Corporate Governance Martin Theyer

Field(s) of expertise: Corporate Governance, how the world of finance ticks

Language(s): German, English

It is a great advantage to understand those mistakes we can learn from as early as possible.

Martin Theyer is a graduate in business administration and a financial expert. After years of intensive research in the USA (Wharton), Switzerland (IMD) and in London (London Business School) not to mention work by a number of his students on the subject, he developed the Tsunami model to help understand and draw conclusions about the current financial crisis. He was head of corporate development at the Volksbank AG in Vienna from 2006-2009 and thus worked in the ‘eye of the storm’. His strengths lie in scenario planning, which is now the focus of his consultancy work.

He has worked since 1st June 2010 as Director for Strategy Development and Communication at AT&S, the largest printed circuit board manufacturer in Europe. AT&S is a global player with factories in Austria, India, China and Korea as well as having a sales network which encompasses 4 continents and employs approximately 5500 people.

In addition he advises companies in all matters relating to finance strategy and works as a crisis manager and strategic consultant. He spent 12 years working at Shell – including 3 years in London – which provided him with international management training. Since 2001 Martin Theyer has also given lectures on corporate governance, private equity and assistance with company turnarounds.

Martin Theyer uses the Tsunami model to provide a stimulating analysis of the financial crisis. He shows to what extent regulatory measures can make sense and what destructive forces drive both a Tsunami and a financial crisis. His presentation is authentic and exciting and displays a genuine love of detailed knowledge. Martin Theyer is able to untangle complex connections and make them universally accessible.

His presentation entitled ‘Lost confidence’ provides us with a fresh perspective on the most significant financial crisis of the 21st century. This crisis appeared to break unexpectedly over the financial world, but has long been embedded in the real economy. The presentation is something of a financial detective story providing both insights and the prospect of successful countermeasures.

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„Martin Theyer gave a presentation at Casino Velden (we have 240

events involving 74000 participants). He speaks clearly, is easy to

understand and has good body language. His presentation was well

structured and he certainly held the audience’s attention; indeed in the

Q&A session following his presentation, there were so many

questions that there was not enough time to answer them. I myself see

approximately 100 individuals or groups on stage every year, half of

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„Martin Theyer proved to be a skilled and inspiring speaker. He spoke

with impressive confidence and dynamism. He was able to present a

technical subject in a clear and understandable manner and with humour.

An evening with a lasting impact. We look forward very much to his next


Maria Hagleitner / Kulturring Velden

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