In 1994, after graduating from the French Business School EDC, Nicolas started his career in international business at the French Chamber of Commerce in South Korea. In 1997 he was appointed Export Manager for leading French seafood processor, Cité Marine. Coming from Brittany - the main fishing region in France - Nicolas had long been concerned by the increasing impact of fishing on the environment and on people’s livelihoods. This led him to join the MSC in 2002 as the manager for continental Europe. He later became the Regional Director of Europe in 2007 and in 2013 Global Commercial Director. Since 2018 Nicolas is Chief Program Officer and therefore member of the Marine Stewardship’s Executive Committee, responsible for the development and delivery of its global outreach program strategy.