Markus is part of the circular economy center of excellence team at Philips Group Sustainability, based in the Netherlands. He oversees pilot projects on circular economy implementation within the different Philips businesses, tracks progress, drives learning and capacity building and is the operational contact for partnerships and communication on the topic.
His main area of expertise is sustainable business and innovation strategy, built up over 10 years in corporate research, venturing and consultancy with Philips. He has notably developed technology and business concepts for public health in resource-poor settings, sustainability metrics for project portfolio management and a framework to guide corporate sustainability vision.
Prior to joining Philips, Markus earned a PhD at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne by extending scientific understanding of light-tissue interaction and 3D tissue imaging. He holds a master in physics from the University of Karlsruhe and the Polytechnic Institute of Grenoble.