Martin Lemoine is the Unit Head, Agribusiness at the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Martin has 20 years of professional experience, including 15 years of impact-oriented investment in Asia. Martin has led more than 50 equity and debt investments of a total value of around $10 billion in the agribusiness and infrastructure sectors.
Martin joined ADB in 2009 as an Investment Specialist in the Private Sector Infrastructure Finance Division 1. Martin was promoted to Senior Investment Specialist in 2013 and Principal Investment Specialist in 2015. In the same year, Martin led the creation of the Agribusiness Investment Team to provide dedicated focus and expertise to agribusiness investing at ADB.
As of 2021, Martin is leading a team of 15 bankers and analysts who deliver 5 to 8 loans and investments amounting to $150 million to $200 million every year. With his team, Martin has built an agribusiness portfolio of around $670 million including companies involved in agricultural input distribution, greenhouse farming, livestock farming, food and beverage processing and distribution. These companies have positively impacted around 8 million smallholder farmers in 22 developing countries of Asia and the Pacific.
Prior to joining ADB, Martin was an investment banker with Macquarie’s infrastructure team in Singapore. Martin started his career as a McKinsey consultant in Paris. He holds an MBA from the Wharton School (Palmer Scholar), and master degrees from Essec and Sciences Po.