Martin DiessnerMartin grew up in Leipzig, Eastern Germany and later on studied International Management with focus on Finance and Marketing at Bradford’s Management Center. He also has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from London’s City University.

His career started with a stint at Daimler Chrysler’s research and development division, before moving over to the sports company adidas, where he held various positions at adidas Germany, Europe and Global Marketing.

Martin moved to the United Arab Emirates end of 2001 where he worked as Business Development Manager for the regional advertising group BBDO in the Middle East.

In 2004, with his business partner Dinesh Lalvani, he co-founded and setup Flip Media which later became the leading digital media and marketing company across the Middle East.

In December 2006, HSBC Private Equity Middle East Ltd. acquired a significant equity stake in Flip Holding Ltd. which is the holding group company for Flip Media FZ-LLC, Neo Digital FZ-LLC, Brand Central Software Ltd, Chameleon Software Ltd and Flip Media India Pvt Ltd.

In 2008, Martin moved to Cape Town, South Africa, where he is living with his wife Robyn at present. Martin has a great passion for everything digital, entrepreneurial business ideas and technical gadgets. He is a keen sportsman (running and cycling his favorites) and also loves playing piano.

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