UNITECH - Chief Executive Officer Announcement

06 Jul 2020 in The Network by David Ward

UNITECH - Chief Executive Officer Announcement

We are very pleased to announce that Marta Chicano Catalán will succeed David Ward as Unitech International’s CEO, effective August 1st 2020.

Marta brings a wealth of experience to the role and is a Unitech graduate (2003) with an MSc in Industrial Engineering from UPC Barcelona. In her Unitech exchange year at Imperial College London she completed a Joint Honours Programme in Management.

For a decade, Marta has worked as an executive coach and systemic/ organisational dynamics consultant. She has extensive experience in co-designing and facilitating leadership, partnership and organisational development interventions, and providing top level executive coaching with highly regarded clients across sectors globally such as in social media, marketing and PR, strategy management consulting, construction, engineering and heavy engineering, oil & gas, aerospace and the food industry. Prior to that, Marta was a managing director at an automotive company.

In addition, Marta has an MSc in Marketing Management and Finance, is certified Executive Coach and Systemic Coach, holds an MSc in Human Resources from the London School of Economics, and is a qualified systems psychodynamic practitioner with the Tavistock institute.

Marta is passionate about serving Unitech to further develop leadership capabilities and help individuals and organisations work together to address complex technical, social and environmental challenges. She is keen to discover what the UNITECH network and its Alumni can become, co-creatively contributing in new ways to a rapidly and profoundly changing world.

David will handover to Marta during the month of August. This includes attending the first virtual General Assembly and start-up week before David leaves Unitech for a well-deserved retirement back in the US. Marta looks forward to meeting with and getting to know students, APs, CPs, alumni, and others in the network. Please join us in welcoming Marta to the CEO role as we take Unitech’s collaboration into a new chapter.


Patrick Prendergast (President)
Dieter Sator (Board Member - Treasurer)

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