Photographic portrait of Martin Eduard Debusmann
Our ambition is to build better working public institutions. For the benefit of everyone.

Martin Eduard Debusmann

Government & Public Sector Consulting Partner | Switzerland

Senior Expert for global transformation, leads the Swiss Government & Public Sector Consulting business. Designs strategic visions, organizational transformations, innovation, digital acceleration.

Martin is a Partner and the Management Consulting Leader for Government & Public Services at EY Switzerland. He is based in Berne and Zurich.

Among his clients are the Swiss and foreign governments, cantons and cities, EU institutions, United Nation agencies, other supra-national institutions, central banks, NGOs, as well as commercial entities. He provides his advice primarily throughout Europe, the Middle East, the Americas, Asia and Africa.

Martin enjoys designing strategic visions with his clients and supporting them on the fulfilment of their missions. His focus is on:

  • large-scale organizational transformations (incl., M&A)
  • capability driven strategies
  • innovation
  • digital acceleration, incl. Central Banking Digital Currencies
  • sustainability
  • procurement and cost-saving initiatives.

Martin and his teams are multi-certified program and project managers, e.g. in Hermes5 Advanced, Prince2 Practitioner, Agile ( and SAFe), PMP, Six Sigma.

He is an active military staff officer, was exposed to various war zones as a non-combatant and is an alumnus of the Federal Academy for Security Policy.

He served as Head of Delegation to an UN agency for several years, lectured at several universities and published in relevant journals. Martin has a strong academic and research background with three Master’s degrees in Law, Political Science and Geopolitics.

How Martin is building a better working world

Martin is passionate about increasing the life quality of everyone through better working public institutions: “Literally everyone is a client of public institutions. Hence, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the public sector translates into ‘working for the many. This is what motivates me and my team.

I include my clients in the process of our work. Whereas our clients usually bring along their immense expertise for a specific subject, we help to identify the root problem and to find a corresponding solution. I guide my clients through asking the better questions.”

Martin is also a strong advocate of EY’s ESG goals: He is demonstrating sustainability as a daily routine e.g., as a donor of a mid-sized forest of 5,501 trees (ca. 4-6 hectares) to compensate for his personal CO2 footprint. As a result of his efforts, he was awarded with the Environmental Award of the City of Frankfurt am Main. 

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