Martin Ott

Managing Director Central Europe of Facebook

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. Ott studied International Business at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, the Finance Academy in Moscow and Keio Business School in Tokyo. He 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, Ott built one of Europe‘s fastest growing payment unicorns as the Co-Chief Executive Office of Skrill Group in London. With 30 million users, Skrill (formerly known as Moneybookers) was an early pioneer in offering 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.


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