Julien is a former investment banker and was an independent M&A adviser to Upstream, a leading mobile marketing company, during the sale of the business to Actis Capital, a UK-based private equity firm focused on emerging markets.
Julien was Associate Director at UBS Investment Bank where he was part of the EMEA Telecoms & Media team. At UBS he advised on VimpelCom’s $20bn merger with Weather Investments (Orascom Telecom and Wind Italy) and on VimpelCom’s $420m acquisition of mobile operator New Telephone Company.
Prior to UBS he was an Associate at Dresdner Kleinwort Investment Bank, where he advised a number of global private equity firms and multinationals on their M&A activities.
Julien holds an MSc in Finance and Strategy from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and an MSc in Business and Economics from Université Paris XI. He passed Level II of the CFA Program and is a Level III candidate.