Since his time as a Yale World Fellow, Julien has embraced a new business experience as Secretary General of AXA Enterprises, a leading insurance company. Convinced of the added value of public-private partnerships, Julien served the French government for over a decade in the areas of agricultural policy reform, global food security, and EU affairs. From 2009-2012, he shaped the political strategy of the French Ministry of Agriculture, a department with a EUR 15.5 billion budget. Julien successfully led high-level negotiations on the Agricultural Action Plan adopted by G20 Heads of State in 2011 and the first-ever signed Franco-German agreement on Common Agricultural Policy. Previously, he served as Deputy Director for European Issues in the French Foreign Service, where he planned, organized and coordinated the 2008 French Presidency of the EU. Julien was named one of the 100 most influential people in the French weekly economic newspaper Enjeux - Les Echos. In March of 2014 Julien was named one of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders.