Martina N. Larkin is Head of Europe and Eurasia at the World Economic Forum. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Forum. Previously, she headed the Forum’s Global Knowledge Networks, which includes the Network of Global Agenda Councils, a brain trust of over 1,600 global experts across multi-disciplinary fields, and the Global Academic Networks, the foremost global community of universities, think tanks and other research based organizations. She was also the editor o the Outlook on the Global Agenda, which provides a top-of-mind perspective from the Global Agenda Councils on the challenges and opportunities ahead. Before building the Global Knowledge Networks, she oversaw the development of the Forum of Young Global Leaders, a community of exceptional young leaders under 40 from around the world. Prior to joining the World Economic Forum, she was associate vice-president with Lazar & Company, a New York-based investment bank, and she has held positions in marketing and sales at Nestle Switzerland. Larkin holds an MBA and a BS in Finance, and is a member of a number of non-profit boards and a Yale World Fellow 2011.