Geoff Martha

CEO, Medtronic

Geoff Martha is firmly establishing Medtronic as the undisputed global leader in healthcare technology. As chairman & CEO, Martha leads the $32 billion company and its 90,000 employees in pursuit of fulfilling the Medtronic Mission to use technology to improve human welfare. He is regularly recognized as a driven and innovative executive, including as a top CEO in healthcare technology by the Healthcare Technology Report and as one of Modern Healthcare’s most influential people in healthcare.

Martha became CEO in April 2020. Under his leadership, Medtronic is leveraging the latest advances in cutting edge technology to transform healthcare. FORTUNE Magazine named Medtronic among the top 15 companies for its 2020 “Change the World” list, recognizing its swift efforts during the pandemic, and listed the company on its list of Most Admired Companies in 2021 and 2022.

Martha joined Medtronic in 2011, and notably led the acquisition and integration of Covidien, the largest acquisition in the history of the medical technology industry. Before joining Medtronic, Martha spent 19 years at GE Healthcare and GE Capital.

Martha is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council. He serves as a board member of the U.S.-China Business Council and as a member of the Executive Committee of the board of directors for the Minnesota Business Partnership. In 2021, he served as co-chair for the Taskforce on Health and Life Sciences for B20, a G20 engagement group.

An ardent supporter of philanthropic and diversity initiatives, Martha serves on the board of trustees for the Asia Society and is a member of the board of directors for the Medtronic Foundation, Children’s HeartLink, the Northside Achievement Zone, and the YMCA of the North. He is also part of OneTen, a coalition of cross-industry leaders committed to breaking down systemic barriers for Black Americans and serves as Medtronic’s Executive Sponsor to FIRST Robotics.

Martha received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Pennsylvania State University, where he currently serves on the development council for its College of Liberal Arts. He was also captain of the Penn State men’s hockey team and later inducted into its Hockey Hall of Fame.