Dr Martin Leach

Chairman Magma Group


Martin founded Magma in 2005 after serving the global automotive industry in several prominent roles, including chairman GAZ International, CEO Maserati, president & COO Ford Europe and MD Mazda Motor Corp.

He has a broad knowledge of the entire industry supply chain and first-hand experience of collaboration with almost all manufacturers in the U.S., Japan, Europe and Asia. His experience covers globalisation, turnarounds, repositioning, growth activities, mergers, post acquisition integration, cross cultural integration, divestment, partnerships, joint ventures, motorsport, downturn planning and downturn survival. An acknowledged expert in product creation Martin was Automotive News Product Development executive of the year in 2002 and Automobile magazines Man of the year in 2004.

Dr Martin Leach leads the Magma Strategy team in offering the whole range of key M&A services, including management team evaluation, target identification and valuation and optimisation strategies.

A fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, educated at Duke University and INSEAD he was awarded a Doctor of Science from University of Hertfordshire in 2000.