Mr Julien Martin joined HKEX in late August 2015 and serves as the Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income and Currency (FIC) Product Development of HKEX, leading key initiatives in the fixed income and currency business for both cash and derivatives space. He is steering a number of major initiatives across the organisation on the development of mutual market access, platform and product solutions. Bond Connect was successfully launched on 3 July 2017 as a mutual bond market access programme between Hong Kong and Mainland China, and Mr Martin serves as the General Manager of Bond Connect Company Limited, a joint venture established by China Foreign Exchange Trade System (CFETS) and HKEX.
Prior to joining HKEX, Mr Martin was Head of RMB Competence Centre, Managing Director and Deputy Head of Fixed Income China at BNP Paribas, and played a key role in establishing its presence in Mainland China and pioneering the development of RMB derivatives and flow products in its global platform amid the RMB internationalisation. He has over 16 years of banking experience with BNP Paribas, with over 10 years spent between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mr Martin is an Asian financial market, fixed income and foreign exchange expert. He is fluent in English, French and Mandarin.
Mr Martin holds a master of business administration (MBA) degree from ESSEC Business School, Paris.