Nicolas is a Partner with PwC Middle East and the firm's global industry leader for the tourism industry. He also manages PwC’s Center of Excellence for the Hospitality & Tourism Industry, based in Dubai & Riyadh.
Over the past 20 years, Nic has advised numerous government entities entrusted with enabling tourism in their jurisdictions in areas of strategy, sector development, visitor experience and tourism capacity building. Additionally, he has advised many global and regional hotel & tourism operators on matters of operational agility, the evolution of their brand delivery and quality & service design. He currently services hospitality & tourism clients worldwide, including numerous national tourism ministries and globally renowned destinations/attractions.
Nicolas graduated with a BSc in Hotel Administration & Finance from Cornell University. Prior to joining PwC, he worked in corporate, development and pre opening functions for Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, and Hilton. He is a regular lecturer at hotel schools in Switzerland, Ireland, the Netherlands, the USA and the UAE and a regular contributor to global conferences and international media publications.