Martin is working at the United Nations and is actively engaged in helping developing countries address economic, social and environmental policy issues, including on climate change adaptation and mitigation.
Even though he is from Luxembourg, a land locked country, he is an avid diver and over the past 35 years he has been diving on 6 continents during trips to remote areas of the world. He recently has photographically documented the underwater world in the Philippines, Chuck Lagoon, Mexico, as well as orcas in the fjords of Norway (martinkraus.com). Being based in New York, he has been diving on the local wrecks off the cost of New York for the past 6 years.
He is a keen traveler having visited over 100 countries on 6 continents and his extensive travels/explorations have taken him to remote parts of Africa, Latin America and Asia interacting and supporting local populations on months long overland travels and longer stays in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Kazakhstan, Mauritania, South Africa, and the Philippines.
He holds an MBA from a renowned European business school and speaks 6 languages. He is a member of the Explorer’s Club in New York and is keen on making climate change and oceans the fusion point of his professional and personal aspirations.