(LLM and postgraduate course in Economics)
Marten is the former CEO and managing director of Vodafone India, a role he held from April 2009 until April 2015. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Oi, the Brazilian operator and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Investment Fund for Health in Africa B.V.
Marten was also the Chairman of the board of the Cellular Operators in India. He is the former non-executive director of Millicom International Cellular (2008 to 2009) and was CEO of Celtel International B.V, the pan African operator from 2003 until 2007.
Prior to this Marten held various senior roles at KPN, the incumbent operator in The Netherlands, more latterly as CEO of KPN Business Solutions. Before he joined KPN he was director of finance and strategic planning at Royal Smilde Foods and had been CEO of some of its Dutch subsidiaries.
He is currently a non-executive director for Vodafone India, Indus Towers and is Chairman of the Social Investor Foundation for Africa. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Investment Fund for Health in Africa. Marten was appointed to the Vodacom Group Board in October 2015.