Nicolas Moës

Nicolas is an economist by training focused on the impact of General-Purpose Artificial Intelligence (GPAI) on geopolitics, the economy and industry. He is the Executive Director at The Future Society, where he works on the management, strategy and stakeholder engagement for the organization. He previously studied and monitored European developments in the legislative framework surrounding AI, and was active on the EU AI Act drafting and on building its enforcement mechanisms.

Nicolas is also involved in AI standardisation efforts, as a member of the International Standardisation Organization’s SC42 and CEN-CENELEC JTC 21 committees on Artificial Intelligence, as a Belgian representative. Nicolas is an expert at the OECD.AI Policy Observatory in the Working Groups on AI Incidents and on Risk & Accountability. Prior to The Future Society, he worked at the Brussels-based economic policy think-tank Bruegel on EU technology, AI and innovation strategies. His publications have focused on the impact of AI & automation, though he has carried out research on global trade & investments, EU-China relations and transatlantic partnerships.

Nicolas 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. He is a native French-speaker fluent in English and persists in learning Dutch and Mandarin.


Nicolas Moës

Executive Director & Secretary of the Board


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