Originally from Slovakia, Martina moved to Dubai, UAE in 1999 after completing four years of management studies in Madrid, Spain. Her retail career started with the Middle East Council of Shopping Centres and, as Corporate Marketing Manager at Dubai's prestige’s BurJuman Centre, Martina oversaw the mall's 1.2 billion luxury retail extension launch. Martina was then appointed as Marketing Director for Dubai Festival City, one of the first mixed use waterfront developments in Dubai spanning 1 300 acres with a GLA of 260,000 sq. m. The recipient of numerous international Retail Marketing awards, Martina is also an accomplished public speaker and has presented on behalf of the International Council of Shopping Centres.
After 15 years in the corporate world, Martina decided to put her skills into practice in the entrepreneurial environment turning her passion in horsemanship into a successful chain of equestrian retail outlets, Horseworld Trading. This company offers services across the horse industries in the UAE. Martina has recently expanded this venture to incorporate an Equine Assisted Learning Leadership Program offering workshops to both corporates and individuals.