Experience and qualifications
Martin Halusa became Chairman of Apax Partners in January 2014 after ten years as Chief Executive Officer of the firm (2003-2013). In 1990, he co-founded Apax Partners in Germany as Managing Director. His investment experience has been primarily in telecommunications and service industries.
He began his career at The Boston Consulting Group ('BCG') in Germany and left as a Partner and Vice President of BCG worldwide in 1986. He joined Daniel Swarovski Corporation, Austria's largest private industrial company, first as President of Swarovski Inc (US) and later as the Director of International Holding in Zurich.
A graduate of Georgetown University, Martin received his MBA from the Harvard Business School and his PhD in Economics from the Leopold-Franzens University in Innsbruck.
Martin is a Trustee of the Apax Foundation, on the Board of the Schwab Foundation, a Governor of the Courtauld Institute of Art and a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum.