Head of Office, France
Pronouns: he / him
Nicolas is the Head of Purpose France. Earlier in his career, Nicolas was the Managing Director of the McKinsey France Foundation, specialized in the socio-professional integration of young people coming from disadvantaged areas. Nicolas then joined the Cabinet of the High Commissioner for Employment and Business Engagement as Business, Inclusion & Social Impact Minister Advisor, alongside French Ministers of Labor, Employment and Insertion. He thus had the opportunity to lead both the French President Macron program Les entreprises s'engagent and the territorial deployment of the French government economic recovery plan.
Before that, the subjects of social impact and entrepreneurship were already the main drivers of Nicolas' commitments, first as a social entrepreneur, founder of Hacktiv.org, a web platform for citizen engagement, and then close to the President of the Groupe SOS, to develop projects aiming at building an inclusive, just and sustainable society. Throughout all these experiences, he had the chance to work with many structures and people, from the public, private and associative sectors, who defend the rights of the most fragile for a better society.
Nicolas is the recipient of several prizes throughout his career, such as La France s’engage Laureate, from the former French President Hollande, named as Les 30 Glorieux (30 under 30) from Europe 1 and had the opportunity to speak about youth and civic engagement in a French TED Talk.
Nicolas is passionate about social entrepreneurship, public mobilization and, more broadly, the development of social impact projects. He is particularly attached to the themes of equal opportunities, territorial development, and access for all to culture.
Nicolas has a double education in both public and private management, at Pantheon University in Paris and then at EDHEC, a top-ranking French Business school diploma, including two years abroad in Sweden & Thailand.
Nicolas grew up in a small village of 300 inhabitants in the countryside of southern France and comes from a large Portuguese immigrant family of 35 cousins. He loves theater, cinema, writing, traveling, and is interested as an amateur in making short films/ documentaries.