Maira Gerland

Maira Gerland
Maira Gerland

Maira is a passionate digital leader and doer with an entrepreneurial mindset and 15 years of profound international experience in building, developing and leading businesses and teams at companies like Google, Beiersdorf, Henkel, as a Principal at company builder etventure EY and now at Orbit Ventures.With her teams she has successfully developed and built innovative human centered products/services, business models and brands in various industries (consumer goods, mobility, banking, education, prop tech and logistics). At Orbit, Maira is valued for her strategic mind and operational excellence as well as her experience in combining startup dynamics with corporate environments. She is a certified Systemic Management and Team Coach and finds joy in coaching and training people and organizations to succeed in a world of constant change. Maira holds a Master’s degree in Marketing from Université Sorbonne in Paris and a Bachelor’s degree from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.  

  • Venture Design for entry into a new market for a logistic company
  • Venture Design for entry into a new market for a prop tech company
  • Concept and development of an international educational program and platform for a DAX company
  • Ideation and MVP development of a new digital advertising solution on car surfaces for a DAX company
  • Ideation and design of 5 new human-centric mobile banking services and product road map for the largest bank of Indonesia incl. lead user research and design sprint in Jakarta
  • Development of a sustainability strategy for a disposable tableware company
  • Development of a brand vision for a new female pillar of an iconic fashion brand in New York City