Nicolas is Director for European AI Governance at The Future Society, where he leads the work on the EU’s Artificial Intelligence Act, its negotiation, drafting and enforcement. He is an economist by training, specialised in the impact of general-purpose AI on geopolitics, the economy and industry. He is also involved in AI standardisation efforts, as a member of the International Standardisation Organization’s SC42 and CEN-CENELEC JTC 21 committees on AI. He is an expert at OECD.AI Policy Observatory in the Working Group on Classification & Risk of AI.
Prior to The Future Society, he worked at the Brussels-based economic policy think-tank Bruegel on technology, AI and innovation as well as US-EU-China trilateral relations. 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.