Martin Hermann


25 years of Positive Deviance at the PD Global Conference

"past, present and future"


October 31st to November 3rd 2016

Copenhagen - Denmark

Dr. Martin Herrmann

Dr. Herrmann brings to his work a Physician’s knowledge and understanding of scientific research and culture, coupled with the experience gained consulting to large organizations. He has over 25 years of management consulting experience.


He lead a global network of senior consultants, focusing on the design and implementation of complex change in multinational organisations from 1997 -2011. Since 2012 he focuses on implementing change in global health and development.


In addition, he has done research in developing methodologies for organizational change and leadership education using the paradigm of complexity in co-operation with Professor Douglas Griffin, Complexity Research Group, University Hertfordshire Business School and Professor Richard T. Pascale, Associate Fellow Said Business School, University of Oxford.


One of the results of this research is Challenge X, an innovation in the field of leadership education. Challenge X won the Airbus HR innovation prize 2007 and has been successfully applied in a variety of highly complex settings. Since 2016 he is in the core team of the University for Philosophy Munich (HfP) to develop, pilot and scale a new approach for value education (Wertebildung) with key players in the work with refugees and migrants.


Martins former and current clients include Airbus, BMW, BP, Vodafone, O2, GE Capital, Goldman Sachs, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Ministry of Justice Denmark Directorate for Kriminalforsorgen, City of Munich, Center for Palliative Medicine University of Munich, Gavi – the vaccine alliance, Who, AMP Paris, German Development Bank – KfW, Equity Group Foundation Kenya.


Dr. Herrmann is a physician by training. Before his consulting career, he concentrated on the application of communication theory in psychosomatic medicine.

He teaches at the Master of Medical Education Universitiy of Bern, the Academy for Palliative Medicine, University of Munich and the University for Philosophy Munich (HFP).


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