Nicolas was appointed interim president and CEO in late December 2017 and assumed the permanent role in July 2018. He is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to ensure ICBC delivers affordable insurance, excellent customer experiences and products that offer among the best protection in Canada.
Nicolas joined ICBC in 2003. Most recently he was Vice President, Insurance Strategy, Product and Pricing. Prior to this, he was Senior Director, Insurance Product and Portfolio Strategy focused on the implementation of PolicyCenter, ICBC's insurance sales system.
He has also held senior roles in Driver Licensing, Road Safety and Corporate Development.
Prior to joining ICBC, Nicolas worked in strategy and public sector management, including roles in the Parliament of Canada, the Privy Council Office (Government of Canada), BC Hydro and IBM Global Business Services.
Nicolas holds a Master of Public Administration from both Harvard University and the University of Victoria and an undergraduate degree in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.
He is also involved in volunteer work for a number of outside organizations. He currently sits on the boards of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, the Canadian Geographic Enterprises management board, Collingwood School Society and the Business Council of British Columbia