Martin Roll – Keynote Speaker

Strategy, Leadership & Transformation Expert. Senior Advisor to Fortune 100, Asian Firms, Family Businesses & Family Offices. INSEAD Distinguished Fellow. Bestselling Author.

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Specialist Subjects

  • Asia & China
  • Leadership
  • Change and Transformation
  • Strategy
  • Next Generation Leaders
  • Family Business & Family Office
  • Branding & Marketing


  • English


Martin Roll is an experienced global business strategist, senior advisor and facilitator to Fortune 500 companies, Asian firms, family-owned businesses and family offices. He advises clients on strategy, transformation, leadership & family business topics.

Martin is CEO of Martin Roll Company with more than 25 years of board & C-suite counselling experience. He is an advisor to several global boards and prominent business families, and a mentor for next generation leaders in business families, start-ups and high-growth companies.

He has been a Senior Advisor to McKinsey & Company.

He is a highly accomplished keynote speaker at global conferences, an experienced conference moderator and executive workshop facilitator. He is a Distinguished Fellow (family business) and Entrepreneur in Residence at INSEAD.

Martin teaches MBA, EMBA and Executive Education programs at INSEAD, CEIBS and Nanyang Business School and is a frequent guest lecturer at ESSEC, IE Business School, Wharton, Harvard and other leading business schools.

He is a Visiting Professor at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) teaching courses in family business. He has been teaching luxury brand management and strategy at the LVMH Management Academy (Singapore Management University, SMU).

Martin is faculty and keynote speaker at The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) – a student-run organization of Harvard University. He is a member of the HPAIR Board of Advisors. He is also lecturer and keynote speaker at The Academies by Harvard Student Agencies. He has been an Associate Fellow at The Institute on Asian Consumer Insight (ACI).

Martin is a member of the global Advisory Council of Welspun Group (Mumbai), a Senior Advisor to early-stage venture fund Cocoon Capital (Singapore) and a Senior Advisor to Superson (Finland and Singapore).

He is the author of global bestseller “Asian Brand Strategy” (2015) and co-author of “The Future of Branding” (2016) with two new books in the pipeline on “Family Business Strategy” (2021) and “Family Office Strategy” (2021).

Columnist for INSEAD Knowledge, a prolific management writer, and regular commentator in global media. Martin has lived in Asia for two decades and serve clients on all continents. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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