Stéphane Nicolas, Partner – Director of Operations & Business Development

Partner and Director of Operations with ATR since 2014

Professional experience:

leadership positions in conflict and post-conflict zones for the past 20 years

Main fields of expertise:

  • Loval Governance & Stabilization
  • Policy and Organization Development
  • Emergency Assistance
  • Rural and Integrated Development
  • Finance, Impact Assessment, Poverty Alleviation, Micro Finance

Education:

  • Sciences Po Paris / Finance, political economy

Stéphane Nicolas has held leadership positions in conflict and post-conflict zones for a wide range of development agencies and donor organizations for the past 18 years among which the Untied Nations, International NGOs, USAID and governements. He also held a prominent position in a leading French politrical party during the preparation of the 2007 presidential election. Mr. Nicolas is skilled at identifying and analyzing issues and at translating analysis into effective programming.

Experience

ATR

Partner & Director of Operations & Business Development

September 2014 – Present Afghanistan, Middle East, West Africa

Sovereign Global Solutions

Director Development & Governance

May 2015 – May 2016 Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates

DAI / USAID

Chief of Party – Stability In Key Areas North (SIKA-N)

March 2012 – July 2014 Northern Afghanistan

DAI / OTI

Senior Program Development Officer – Afghanistan Stabilization Initiative East (ASI-E)

November 2009 – March 2012 Eastern Afghanistan

EuroConfluences – Lobbying company

Partner & Managing Director

2008 – December 2011 Paris, Brussels

Union pour la Démocratie Française (UDF) / Mouvement Democrate (Modem)

Directeur Général des Services

June 2005 – November 2007 Paris

ACTED

Development Director

January 2004 – May 2005 Paris

ACTED

Country Director Iraq, Jordan

2003 – 2004 Baghdad

ACTED

Country Director Afghanistan

2002 – 2003 Kabul

ACTED

Country Director Central Asia

2000 – 2002 Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Northern Afghanistan

ACTED

Chief Financial Officer Central Asia

1998 – 2000 Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan

Citibank

Financial Analyst

1996 – 1998

Education

Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris 1996
Corporate Finance

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