Nicolas has 25 years of experience in retail management and corporate finance. He started his career in finance before moving onto retail, where he assumed senior executive positions with some of the largest operators in the Middle East, including Azadea and Chalhoub Group. During that time, Nicolas worked with more than 60 brands in the Luxury and High Street Fashion, Cosmetics, and F&B sectors, and was accountable for the P&L of hundreds of shops in KSA and the UAE. Nicolas transitioned to consulting, where he focuses on digitalizing businesses and raising growth capital for E-commerce, fintech, and tech-related start-ups. Nicolas’ most recent work included the raising of capital for an innovative BNPL payments solution start-up and the acquisition of a leading digital gaming platform in Saudi Arabia. Nicolas holds a MBA from Concordia University, a BA in Economics from the American University of Beirut, a Certificate in Modern Finance from IMD, and is a Certified ISO9001 Internal Quality Auditor.