AI Policy Researcher & Head of Operations
Nicolas is an economist by training focused on the impact of Artificial Intelligence on geopolitics, the economy and industry. He is the Brussels-based representative of The Future Society. Passionate about global technological progress, Nicolas monitors global developments in the legislative framework surrounding AI.
While working at The Future Society, he has co-authored a report on Digitalisation and European welfare states and co-produced the 2019 Global Governance of AI Forum and the Athens AI Roundtable on AI in the Rule of Law. Prior to this, he worked at the think-tank Bruegel on EU technology, AI and innovation policy. His research has focused on the impact of technology on labour markets and social security, though he has also published on global trade & investments, EU-China relations and transatlantic partnerships.
He completed his Masters degree (M.Phil.) in Economics at the University of Oxford with a thesis on institutional engineering for resolving the tragedy of the commons in global contexts. Nicolas also co-founded and led the Economists Without Borders in Oxford, worked for a world leading strategy consulting firm. He is a native French-speaker, fluent in English and persists in learning Dutch and Mandarin.