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Martin Ott

CEO, Taxfix

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Martin Ott is CEO of Taxfix, the leading European mobile tax-filing app with the goal to make tax filing simple and help everyone achieve financial wellbeing.

Prior to Taxfix, Martin served as President and Managing Director EMEA at WeWork (NYSE: WE), where he led the company’s restructuring in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. As the Vice President and Managing Director Central Europe at Meta formerly Facebook (Nasdaq: META) for seven years, he was responsible for the company's growth across Facebook, Instagram, WhatApp, Messenger  in over 30 European countries, and temporarily across Africa and the Middle East. 

Martin has a passion for innovative and disruptive products and has built, scaled and invested in various technology-driven companies of different sizes and industries. 

Until 2012, Martin Ott held leading positions at various tech start-ups and scale-ups: such as Co-CEO of the Skrill Group (formerly: Moneybookers) in London, an early European fintech unicorn - offering global P2P money transfer and digital payment & fraud solutions. Backed by Investcorp the group was sold to Optimal Payments Group and is today called

Paysafe Group (NYSE: PSFE). At Jamba/Jamster, Martin, as COO, built the global mobile consumer business to over $500M in revenues. Backed by Summit Partners, it was sold to Verisign Inc. in 2004 (NASDAQ: VRSN), and then News Corp in 2006 (NasdaqGS: NWS). In 2000, as CEO, Martin co-founded Eken K.K. - a consumer review platform in Japan. 

 

Martin studied international business administration at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany, the Finance Academy in Moscow and Keio Business School in Tokyo. A father of three girls, Martin is passionate about children’s and women‘s rights and education as well as cultural diversity. He supports the board of trustees of betterplace.org and AfriKids, a London headquartered NGO which supports sustainable development projects in Ghana.

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