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:

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


  • 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 governments. He also held a prominent position in a leading French political 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.



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


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

March 2012 – July 2014 Northern Afghanistan


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


Development Director

January 2004 – May 2005 Paris


Country Director Iraq, Jordan

2003 – 2004 Baghdad


Country Director Afghanistan

2002 – 2003 Kabul


Country Director Central Asia

2000 – 2002 Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Northern Afghanistan


Chief Financial Officer Central Asia

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


Financial Analyst

1996 – 1998


Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris 1996
Corporate Finance

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