Before joining The EIU's thought leadership team in 2014 he was Europe editor in The EIU's Country Analysis team, covering politics, economics and industry trends in Western Europe. In addition to English and his native German, he also speaks Dutch, French and Italian. Prior to joining The EIU in 2011, Martin worked as a senior economist at the business intelligence provider Dun & Bradstreet.
Martin earned a bachelor’s degree (First Class Honors) in economic and social studies in international relations from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a master’s degree in EU international relations and diplomacy studies from the College of Europe. He also studied macroeconomics, international economics and global health policy at the University of London.
Martin is an experienced public speaker. He has presented EIU research to audiences across the globe, for example in Brussels (on obesity in Europe), in Bucharest (on tuberculosis in Romania) and Belgrade (on modernising healthcare systems in the Balkan countries). He is also experienced in chairing events, for example roundtables on disruption in the healthcare sector and building a new ecosystem of care.