Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Nicolas is an experienced board-level executive and CEO with a strong reputation in the payment, financial services and travel industries which began when he became CEO of GE Money Spain in 2008. He then joined Apollo Global Management where he was responsible for building up their Consumer Finance business in Spain and Ireland, before progressing to become the CEO of Visa Europe in 2013 and then of Ingenico Group, a global player in payments, in 2018.
With his extensive experience of transforming technology and digital companies, Nicolas is an inspirational value-based leader who is credited with developing high performing teams, moving at pace to drive success and organic business growth while creating dynamic and collaborative cultures through which transformation and critical business outcomes are realised.
Until July 2021, Nicolas was a non-executive independent board director to Amadeus IT Group, where he was also Chair of the Audit Committee. Since 2020, he has been an independent non-executive director for Entersekt, an innovator of customer-centric fintech solutions, and is the current Chair of a Luxembourg based cryptocurrency company, Bitstamp, a role he has held since May 2021.
A French national, Nicolas has a truly international background and has lived and worked in many countries, including Spain where he was previously based for seven years and where two of his three sons now live.