Dr. Martin is the Director of the Office of Innovation at FAO.
With a wealth of expertise in Diplomacy, Global Health, Food and Nutrition Security, Epidemiology and Spatial Analysis, he has more than 20 years of field experience developing strategies and policies, exploring, and experimenting to source solutions to fight against hunger while championing the gender agenda. He has remained dedicated to finding innovative solutions to key development, political, peace and security issues.
Dr. Martin joined FAO HQ in Rome, Italy, in the Animal Production and Health Division in 1998. Since then, he has held various positions at FAO and the UN, including Animal Health Officer of Infectious Disease Analysis and Early Warning, Senior Technical Advisor at the FAO Representation in China, Beijing, Head of Animal Health Early Warning System (EMPRES), FAO Representative in Senegal and Head of the Regional Resilience Team for West Africa and the Sahel in Dakar, Senegal.
From 2016 to 2020, he was FAO Representative in China and in the Democratic Republic of Korea in Beijing, China.
Since May 2020, he has served as the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) in Guinea, overseeing some 24 UN agencies, funds and programmes to support the national efforts to meet the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Martin holds a University Diploma focused on Statistics and Epidemiology from Université Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI, a Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine, an MSc and a PhD in Agronomic Sciences and biology engineering.