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Dr. Markus Kattner


Expert for business building and turnaround management

  • Background in engineering

  • CEO and CFO of a multinational, globally operating company

  • Entrepreneurial and result-oriented mindset

  • Strategic and creative thinker with a can-do attitude

  • Strong personal values and integrity

  • Fluent in three languages (German/English/French) 


MIT Sloan School of Management

Blockchain Technologies: Business Innovation and Application

Online Program | 2022

Harvard Business School (HBS)

General Management Program (GMP3)

Boston | 2007

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Ph.D. in Technical Sciences

Lausanne | 1999

Technical University Munich (TUM)

M.Sc. (Dipl.-Ing.), Civil Engineering

Munich | 1995


"As founder and owner of KATCO, I look forward to providing you with my expertise and many years of experience in the implementation of complex projects and in turnaround situations."

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Thanks to my many years of experience in various executive functions at different companies, I have extensive experience in the execution of turnarounds and management of business building projects.


As an entrepreneur, I led for several years the creation and development of a dynamic international start-up (Europe/Africa) in the Fintech sector including a financial platform for underserved populations. 


Prior to that, I was CFO and CEO of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), a multinational global company, for more than thirteen years. I played a key role in FIFA's turnaround from over-indebtedness to sustainable profitability. During this time, I also ensured the implementation of a large number of complex projects, particularly in the areas of corporate governance, major events, acquisitions and finance.


Before joining FIFA, I worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Switzerland, supporting various companies in the implementation of strategic projects and growth initiatives.

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