Sharing viewpoints, discussing key issues and trends in a particular industry help elaborate a vision of coming challenges and how to address them.
Nexus has experience in seminars and brainstorming events, in working with international partners on broader events, and in conducting foreign delegations exploring policies related to the energy and digital transitions.
We assist our clients in developing a broader approach customised to the country they are targeting and help them navigate its administrative and political maize.
When operating abroad, companies and institutions are prone to cultural faux pas, thus overlooking important stakeholders. This is where we can help.
Our experience of international transactions and leading think tanks at the crossroads between business and government puts us in a position to strengthen our clients’ hand.
Cultivating an extended network of professionals help find solutions between players with conflicting objectives and interests. We manage to turn around these obstacles in a muticultural environment and as we easily move across frontlines between diverse stakeholders. We assist our clients overcoming the widespread bend of corporations and organizations to work in silos, failing to optimise synergies.
An analyst at Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), a US-based consulting company on global energy, Yannick initially specialized in European gas and power. In 2009 he founded Nexus forum, which used to hold seminars on energy issues in emerging markets such as Russia, Mexico, Azerbaijan, and Turkey, and on American infrastructure in Washington D.C. and Houston, bringing together corporate and policy players to discuss strategic issues and the energy industry. After working on the COP22 in Morocco in 2016, Yannick refocused Nexus on climate, smart cities and innovation. Nexus works with Global Futures Group on smart cities new york.
Yannick is also an author and a frequent media guest in France on international affairs. He has taught at the French Military Academy of Saint-Cyr and continues to teach at Kedge Business School's executive MBA. He is a graduate of SciencesPo, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. A Fulbright scholar, he earned a Master's and a Ph.D. at Tufts' Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy.
Nicolas is Managing Director of Dexter Strategic Advisory, a Hong Kong-based company that focuses on Southeast Asia. A former analyst with HSBC and corporate banking relationship manager with Natixis, Nicolas was an EVP at the AXA Group (2008 - 2013), including as a member of the ExCom of AXA Life Japan -- one of the Group's largest operational subsidiaries -- and as a Strategic Auditor (in-house senior strategic management consultant) working on behalf of the Group's top executives at AXA international headquarters in Paris.
Nicolas is also a seasoned international policy analyst: he was a Visiting Fellow (Foreign Policy Studies) at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and an Adjunct Professor ("Maître de conférence") at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris (Sciences Po). Nicolas holds an MPA from the Kennedy School (Harvard University) and an MBA from the London Business School. He is a graduate of the Institut d'études politiques de Paris.
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