Patrick MartinPartner at Oceanview.Capital
Patrick is an attorney-at-law and internationally experienced investor and business developer. He is partner at Oceanview.Capital Investment, Trade and Advisory GmbH, an investment and advisory firm based in Berlin, focusing on supporting international expansion and trade relations for startups and SMEs and markets in Africa and Asia.
Patrick is an active mentor, adviser and board member at startups and VC funds focusing on technologies to solving infrastructure development challenges in the areas of finance, mobility, logistics and food in Africa.
He served as Senior Vice President at the DPDHL Group until 2021, where he built the Corporate Incubations department and focused on identifying innovations inside and outside of DHL to support their development into viable applications and businesses (e.g., concluded the biggest export contract for commercial electric vehicles to Japan). He also built the international ecommerce operations for DHL eCommerce Solutions ex Asia/Pacific, when he was based in Singapore and Tokyo from 2007 to 2015.
Before joining Deutsche Post DHL, Patrick worked for six years with a leading global strategy consulting firm, advising b2b and commodity companies on sales and marketing strategies, as well as an attorney supporting and managing large distressed real estate developments.
Patrick graduated in law from Free University of Berlin, is a member of the Berlin bar association and a licensed attorney since 1996. He holds an MBA degree from the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town and studied at the Anderson School at UCLA, Los Angeles.