Martin Nietz

Angestellt, Deputy Director - Head of Business Development, Innovation Norway

Munich, Germany

About me

I am an experienced business development expert with an international mindset, hands-on and hard-working attitude. After working more than 10 years with stratetgic market entry and business development I can count on a strong business network in and a solid market knowledge of Norway, Brazil and Germany. I have also extensive experience in the negotiation of large and small business contracts in an international setting, especially in the energy sector. I am a YES person and a fast learner that believes in sharing and collaboration.


Communication Skills
Project Management
Team work
Englische Sprache
Business Development
Sales & Marketing
Partner Management


Professional experience for Martin Nietz

  • Current 7 months, since Oct 2023

    Deputy Director - Head of Business Development

    Innovation Norway

  • 1 year and 2 months, Sep 2022 - Oct 2023

    Acting Director DACH

    Innovation Norway

  • 11 months, Nov 2021 - Sep 2022

    Deputy Director - Head of Business Development DACH

    Innovation Norway

  • 4 years and 2 months, Aug 2018 - Sep 2022

    Senior Business Development Manager DACH

    Innovation Norway

    - Establishment of robust business network in Southern Germany - Successful ideation, development, implementation and execution of 2 business acceleration programs with focus on industry 4.0 for a total of 14 Norwegian companies - Several business development projects with Norwegian clients towards the DACH market

  • 3 years and 8 months, Jan 2015 - Aug 2018

    Country Advisor

    Eksportkreditt Norway

    - Successful lead management, generation and negotiation of large export loans in the Brazilian energy market - Key account management with international clients on a C-Level

  • 6 years and 2 months, Jul 2012 - Aug 2018

    Senior Project Manager/Substitute to Director

    Innovation Norway South America

    - Successful business development projects as project lead for several Norwegian clients in the Brazilian energy and ICT market - Successful ideation, development, stakeholder management and execution as main project lead and responsible for large multi-location and cross-industrial business project "Norway-Brazil Weeks" - Team lead and substitute to director

  • 10 months, Oct 2011 - Jul 2012

    Commercial Manager

    STEAG Energy Services GmbH

    - Team lead and responsible for sales and marketing activities in South America - Successful negotiation and closure of large engineering contract (first ever of this business unit) - Successful project development (from scratch) of 2 biomass power plants in Brazil

Educational background for Martin Nietz

  • 2 years and 1 month, Sep 2008 - Sep 2010

    International Management

    Fundação Getúlio Vargas

  • 2 years and 1 month, Oct 2005 - Oct 2007

    Business Administration

    HS Merseburg


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Portuguese


  • Spanish


  • Norwegian


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