Dr. Marko Majer, Slovenian and Swiss, earned his PhD and his EMBA from the IEDC (International Executive Development Center) in Bled, Slovenia, and continued his executive education training at CEEMAN and McGil.
is a seasoned business educator and marketing communications professional with over 30 years of international experience. He has been sitting proverbially on two chairs all his life: he has founded and then managed one of the leading marketing communications agencies in Slovenia, working for blue-chip clients, such as MasterCard, Coca-Cola, Ford, Nestlé, etc. The agency team under his leadership and himself personally have received over 80 international awards for their creative and strategic work.
Following his pioneering path of being one of the first EMBA graduates at IEDC Bled School of Business, he got intrigued by the challenges of leading a diverse and demanding creative team and understanding the young generation at work. He studied the Millennials as as talent in the European advertising industry for his doctoral research at IEDC, which was subsequently also published in a book.
He currently acts as a mentor to young leaders and startups and teaches his favourite topics of marketing,leadership and entrepreneurship with special attention to digital trends and responsible behaviour at several distinguished Swiss business schools.
Marko is an avid traveller, fluent in 6 languages. He is also a sports pilot and enjoys flying small aircraft around Europe, skiing and spending time outdoors