Julien is a trained engineer and commercially minded individual with more than 15 years’ experience in the automotive sector. He joined Emerald Automotive Design Ltd in May 2015 as Commercial Director to lead the commercial launch of Emerald’s Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) van, in addition to heading the central business, admin and HR functions.
After graduation in France of a Masters’ degree in Engineering, Julien moved to the UK and started his career in the automotive industry. Over the years he has gathered a wealth of experience in the commercialisation of automotive products, as well as introducing new technologies to market through technology licensing.
Before moving to Emerald, Julien was Commercial Director at Aeristech Ltd and elected member of the Board of Directors, developing and commercialising electric superchargers and turbochargers for the automotive industry. Prior to this, Julien held senior positions at Prodrive Automotive Technology Ltd and Intelligent Energy Ltd, where he secured and successfully negotiated a multi-million pounds technology licensing deal with a major European OEM. In these positions, Julien has developed a strong expertise at all levels of the automotive value chain through building robust business and economic cases as well as initiating and leading commercial negotiations with a range of blue chip customers.