Martin Fellenz

Martin Fellenz

Martin Fellenz is Adjunct Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour at IMD. He is an experienced educator and highly skilled consultant, executive coach and facilitator. His main areas of teaching include leadership development, organisational transformation, cultural change, and negotiation.

His consulting, which typically includes work at management board level, focuses on enabling individuals and organizations to adapt to and fully exploit environmental, strategic and technological change. As part of this he specialises in developing the management and leadership capabilities as well as the organisational structures and cultures needed to successfully implement and manage innovation and change. His particular passion is to help individuals and teams in leveraging their existing experience and expertise to create new insights that provide them with an effective and actionable basis for sustainable value creation. He is an experienced senior executive coach and top management team advisor with clients in many countries.

For over twenty years he has been on the faculty of Trinity Business School, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where he held many senior leadership positions. His work experience before entering academia includes founding and running a business, and experience as management consultant and project leader with the IBM Consulting Group. He has extensive independent consulting and management development experience with leading international firms, government departments, and semi-state and voluntary organisations spanning a range of industries including financial services, health care, pharma, infrastructure and utilities, manufacturing, IT, food, building materials, government, and international development, among others. 

Martin’s research focuses on the development of professional and leadership identities, on the behavioural and cultural aspects of organisational change and innovation, and on the organizational and behavioural aspects of service provision and service innovation, especially in financial service and health-care settings. The 5th edition of his book “Organizational Behaviour and Management”, co-authored with John Martin, was published by Cengage in March 2017. “The Future of Management Education”, co-edited with Sabine Hoidn and Mairead Brady, will be published by Routledge in 2021.

Martin has a Ph.D. in organizational behaviour from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, as well as M.A. and M.Ed. (Higher Education) degrees and also holds an MBA which he earned as a Fulbright Scholar. He has received numerous teaching commendations and awards at Business School and university levels, and was awarded the NAIRTL National Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012.

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