Martin was educated in England, Germany and the Netherlands.
Born in 1972, Martin worked as a lawyer for an international law firm in London for five years before joining the European Commission in 2003. Back now in the Commission after a stint at the European Court of Justice, he has worked principally in the fields of single market and competition law, technology and economic regulation.
Speaks English, French, German and Spanish. His interests including acting, cooking, winter sports and mountain-biking.