Marta Mager is the Head of Agency/Minister Counsellor - Science and Innovation, USA & Canada, for the New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
In this role Marta is focused on supporting the development and implementation of New Zealand’s bilateral science and technology agreements as well as R&D attraction from US and Canadian companies to New Zealand. She is forging new strategic commercial, government and institutional partnerships in priority areas for New Zealand. Marta is also the North American representative of the New Zealand Space Agency.
Marta worked at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) where she held a number of Director roles. As NZTE’s Regional Director for the Americas, based in Los Angeles, she supported investment and corporate/business development needs of New Zealand companies targeting North and South America.
Prior to joining NZTE Marta worked in a number of commercial and strategy roles for technology and consulting businesses such as Industrial Research Ltd, Telecom NZ and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.
Marta holds a dual Masters’ degree for industrial engineering and business and speaks several languages.