Based in Bogotá, Nicolas is responsible for managing existing relationships and key accounts, as well as identifying opportunities to expand Control Risks’ business in Latin America. As a subject-matter expert across various practice areas, and the former head of the Compliance, Forensics and Intelligence practice for the Andean region, Nicolas also actively leads and manages complex projects related to political, security and integrity risks, advising clients on effective strategies to address challenges and succeed in complex environments.
Recent tasks that Nicolas has worked on include:
Before joining Control Risks, Nicolas worked as a corporate lawyer in Bogotá; a field officer for the Organization of American States Mission to Support the Peace Process in the demobilization of AUC paramilitary groups in Colombia; a projects officer (peace building and institutional strengthening) at the Canadian Embassy in Colombia; Andean Region analyst for International Crisis Group; a project manager (maritime security, prevention of money laundering and terrorism financing) at the Inter American Committee against Terrorism in the OAS in Washington, DC; and Program Coordinator at the UN Regional Center for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Nicolas graduated with undergraduate degrees in law and political science from the Universidad de los Andes. He holds master’s degrees in tax law from Javeriana University in Bogotá and international public law from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Nicolas speaks Spanish and English fluently, and French at an intermediate level. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).