Hans Martens

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Hans Martens "is Chief Executive of The European Policy Centre, a Brussels-based think tank set up to promote European integration.

|Born in Denmark, Hans Martens studied Political Science at Aarhus University and went on to become Associate Professor in international political and economic relations. In 1979 he joined the Danish Savings Bank Association as Editor-in-Chief and Head of Information. From 1982-1985 he was Head of the International Department of a Danish trade union, the Salaried Employees Federation, where he took charge of the organisation’s international relations, including with the OECD and the ILO. In 1985 Hans Martens joined the Copenhagen Handelsbank initially in charge of the Economic Department and later as Head of the International Private Banking Department. There he was responsible for economic analysis and forecasting and for developing the bank’s investment and capital market products. Since 1989 he has been running Martens International Consulting, specialising in international consultancy and customised training (including in EU affairs) for a number of major companies." [1]

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  1. Advisory Board, JADE, accessed February 22, 2009.