Nicolas Babin

A rare combination of technology, marketing and management. Agile & growth hacker mentor & transformer

Nicolas's bio

A rare combination of technology, marketing and management.

Agile growth hacker with international,multilingual and multicultural experience.

Strong leader with working and living experiences in North America, UK, France, Benelux, Germany and Japan.

Proven track records in marketing, sales, communication and digital transformation.

Management experience of all European (East and West) countries.

Set up and management of international teams (Europe, US and Japan)

IPO experience on the Nasdaq and on NYSE Alternext, Paris. Fund raising experience (more than 5).

M&A experience

Lecturer on Gamification: - Bordeaux 3 University (France) - Inseec Business School (Bordeaux France) - Kedge Business School (Bordeaux, France) - ESCEN business school (Bordeaux, Paris and San Francisco).

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

06 / 2014 Current

Neopost

Marketing Director Group Digital Solutions & Global Business Development

10 / 2013 Current

Neopost

Global Business Development Director

2013 2016

SAS Footbase

Board adviser

2013 Current

GamFed

Co-founder and board member

04 / 2012 Current

MaxiCoffee

Administrator - board member

2012 Current

TagCommander

Board adviser

09 / 2010 08 / 2013

Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

Directeur Gnral/Managing Director

05 / 2008 09 / 2010

AT Internet

Chief Operating Officer

02 / 2004 04 / 2008

Sony Europe

Director Corporate Communications

04 / 2001 03 / 2005

Sony

Director

2000 03 / 2002

Cue Inc

Non Executive Director

06 / 2000 11 / 2000

DataCash

Chief Executive Officer

06 / 1997 05 / 2000

Sony Electronics

Managing Director Etak EMEA

06 / 1994 05 / 1997

Cats Software Inc

Managing Director

10 / 1992 07 / 1994

Atwork Health Systems

Director France

10 / 1991 09 / 1992

French Air Force

Aspirant

05 / 1989 08 / 1991

BNP San Francisco

Program Analyst and then Credit Analyst

1990 1990

Computerland Santa Barbara

Sales Executive

02 / 1988 08 / 1988

ID System

Program Analyst

06 / 2014 Current

Neopost

Marketing Director Group Digital Solutions & Global Business Development

In charge of all Digital Solutions (SaaS and On Premise) as well as Global Business Development (non- organic growth). www.neopostlabs.com

10 / 2013 Current

Neopost

Global Business Development Director

In charge of non organic growth for Neopost Group (M&A). International responsibility covering US, Europe
and Asia/Pacific.

2013 2016

SAS Footbase

Board adviser

Footbase club is a social, community network integrating daily management tools and performance
measurement solutions for all activity around football (soccer). This state of the art web based tool is
revolutionizing the world of football. Go to http://footbase-club.com and subscribe for free.

2013 Current

GamFed

Co-founder and board member

The International Gamification Confederation (GamFed) leads, unites and fosters the interests of industry
practitioners, vendors, consultants and educators worldwide for the benefit of the Gamification market.
www.gamfed.com

04 / 2012 Current

MaxiCoffee

Administrator - board member

Independent board member for the European leader in coffee, tea and chocolate ecommerce web site
(www.maxicoffee.com)

2012 Current

TagCommander

Board adviser

Independent board adviser for the European leader in tag management (www.tagcommander.com) http:// www.tagcommander.com/fr/societe/advisory-board

09 / 2010 08 / 2013

Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

Directeur Gnral/Managing Director

Actiplay (Group ConcoursMania) creates gamification campaigns (online gaming for companies). Actiplay
also publishes its own online games for the general public. Actiplay is a publicly traded company on the
NYSE Alternext market (ALGCM).

05 / 2008 09 / 2010

AT Internet

Chief Operating Officer

In charge of sales, marketing and international development for the European leader of web analytics
solutions. AT Internet publishes the XiTi suite of products.

02 / 2004 04 / 2008

Sony Europe

Director Corporate Communications

Head of all corporate communication for Europe and Head of robotics for Europe.

04 / 2001 03 / 2005

Sony

Director

Head of Europe for all Robotic activity (sales, marketing, development, finance...)

2000 03 / 2002

Cue Inc

Non Executive Director

Cue was the US leader in broadcasting data in RDS/TMC format. I helped form a joint venture with the AA in the UK, Deutsch Telekom in Germany and France Telecom in France. This used to be called the ITDA
(International Traffic Data Alliance).

06 / 2000 11 / 2000

DataCash

Chief Executive Officer

DataCash provides Merchants with a single interface that allows them to process secure payments, both on
and offline, anywhere in the world.

06 / 1997 05 / 2000

Sony Electronics

Managing Director Etak EMEA

Head of Europe (Managing Director Europe). In charge of production, sales, marketing, customer support and
finance.

06 / 1994 05 / 1997

Cats Software Inc

Managing Director

Started as head of administration for North America and then became in charge of sales, marketing, finance
and customer support for EMEA.

10 / 1992 07 / 1994

Atwork Health Systems

Director France

Developped the hospital management software for France and support for Germany. In charge of
implementation, customer support, sales, marketing and finance.

10 / 1991 09 / 1992

French Air Force

Aspirant

French military service

05 / 1989 08 / 1991

BNP San Francisco

Program Analyst and then Credit Analyst

I started as a program analyst, programming on Cobol and Pascal languages. After 3 months I was asked to
help the credit department in analysing credit requests from companies in the silicon valley.

1990 1990

Computerland Santa Barbara

Sales Executive

Sold all types of computers and accessories to companies (Santa Barbara airport and Santa Barbara
university) as well as to the general public. I was paid on commission only and after one month became the
top sales person for the region.

02 / 1988 08 / 1988

ID System

Program Analyst

ID System was a French IT services company. My job was to program software for the Bordeaux region wine chateaux. They needed sales follow up as well as stock management modules for their operation. Everything was written in Ilog.

Passion

What drives me and where my energy comes from. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

Digital Marketing

Business Development

Cross Cultural Management

International Marketing

Competitive Analysis

Strategic Leadership

Corporate Communications

Marketing Strategy

Email Marketing

SEO

SEM

Strategy

Corporate Positioning

Management

Sales Management

Google Analytics

Lead Generation

Product Marketing

Web Marketing

Digital Media

Gamification

Online Advertising

Robotics

New Business Development

Mergers & Acquisitions

(Professional working proficiency)

International Business

Marketing Communications

Marketing

Team Leadership

Leadership Development

Entrepreneurship

Web Analytics

Mobile Marketing

E-commerce

Strategic Partnerships

B2B

(Limited working proficiency)

Start-ups

Online Marketing Analysis

High Tech

International Development

Digital Strategy

(Native or bilingual proficiency)

Positioning

Mobile Devices

Strategic Business

Online Marketing

Leadership

Business Management

Product Management

Team Management

(Elementary proficiency)

CRM

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Felip Garcia

MAM Marketing Manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe

I was very lucky to be managed by Nicolas during my assignment in Sony as Creative Director. Nicolas was specially focused in developing and helping his staff, including me. His edication for the business and his interest on people has always been an inspiration for me and I have been following and applying his expertise since then.

Elizabeth Maly

Company Director & Owner Manager of PSC Systems

Despite being the very first MD I worked for in my career, I believe Nicolas had the most amount of influence on me in terms of guiding me through the leap from education to the real world and driving my ambition to be a success. Nicolas always had an open door policy and certainly led from the front. He allowed my skills to develop and when he realised I had outgrown the role I was employed to do, he encouraged me to progress into a different arena. His management style was one that I have come to understand as FD at PSC - if you can empower your staff and build a team upon trust, then you can work ON the business not IN the business. I hope that our paths cross in business again but I will never forget the wonderful time I had under his leadership.

Leon Drozdowski

Principal at The SunHaven Group

Nicolas demonstrates superb business savvy, great soft skills, and excellent intuition. It was a pleasure to work along side him.

Toby Beresford

Rise - Founder and CEO

Nicolas has been instrumental in bringing the vision of GamFed as a non-profit best practice trade association into being through his excellent leadership and management. Working with Nicolas is an absolute joy.

Stephen Gardner

Business Development Director at Flashtalking, Inc.

Nicolas is one of, if not the best leaders I've worked with in my career. He is the complete package with the perfect combination of salesmanship, intelligence, drive, industry-expertise and charisma, and as a result, the team environment he built was outstanding. Nicolas was able to get his employees to work hard and produce results while having a good time.

Alexander Tschobokdji

Head of Marketing, Spokesperson at Samsung Electronics Switzerland

I have worked for Nicolas for a number of years. In all this time he has been an inspirational leader and strategic thinker who has managed to bring out the best in his team and from each individual.

His coaching has helped many to fully develop their abilities and skills, he gives clear guidelines within people can operate and he helps hands-on where needed. His inspiring can-do and problem solving attitude has enabled and motivated the whole team to consistently deliver outstanding business results.

John Lees

International Sales Manager

Nicolas is thoughtful, disciplined and process driven. Essential skills that helped shape the future success of Datacash.

marc gentil

Vice President chez Airbus

I had the opportunity to work with Nicolas on key strategic projects. His knowledge and vision were very helpfull to make relevant decisions and define the efficient business model. I will strongly support Nicolas.

Marc Gentil

Pascal Bianchi

Innovation Director chez Klee Group

I had the opportunity to discuss with Nicolas strategic projects on digital technologies. His knowledge and vision have been considerable strengths in the development of my company. Nicolas is a person of high human and professional value.

Rick Clancy, APR

Strategic Communications and Public Relations Advisor

I interacted with Nicolas on many occassions over the years when Sony faced huge PR challenges and opportunities on a global scale. He had the difficult role of directing all of Sony's European communications initiatives, producing positive outcomes while being sensitive to the various cultures and language preferences in Europe. He was a key member of our global corporate communications network, and in this regard it was my pleasure to serve along side him. And to top everything off, Nicholas has a great sense of humor. Not only can he dish it out, but he can take a joke like no other.

Caroline Gas

Senior Manager Communications

I was promoting Sony's products through PR in France, belonging to the entity managed by Nicolas. I really appreciated his multiple talents : leadership, long term vision and short term efficiency. He remains optimistic and positive in any situation and available at any time. In terms of management skills, Nicolas knows how to boost his team and spread his own motivation among everyone he manages. He is just simply born to drive business and strategy of any company.

Andreas Rembow

Unit Director bei Plan.Net Media

I met Nicolas in the course of the negotiations for a major web analytics contract when he was the COO of AT Internet. He is a reliable, experienced and competent manager. Being a focused and disciplined negotiator Nicolas always understood the strategic objectives and requirements of his customer. Thus he was able to create a profitable environment at any time. After the successful negotiation he eagerly accomplished to deliver and execute with his team as promised. I would love to work with him again.

Michael Laurenson

Global Alliances and Channel at Blue Prism Limited

Nicolas is a very driven and strong leader. He has the ability to get the best out of people that work with him and would be a major asset to any organisation that he works for. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Nicolas at both Etak and Datacash.

Julien Guilbert

Responsable contenu chez Groupe Concoursmania

Nicolas est un vritable leader ! Tout en laissant de l'autonomie, il sait tre prsent et l'coute au bon moment pour accompagner ses quipes dans le dpassement de leurs objectifs. Grce son exprience, j'ai normment progress son contact. Nicolas est un exemple et jespre que nous aurons de nouveau l'occasion de collaborer.

Martin Nordenso

Director of Operations at Safari Books Online

I worked with Nicolas in both California and London while he was Managing Director at Cats Software. I knew him then as a very capable, friendly, and well respected senior manager in a key position.

Chris Hampson

Engagement Manager at ESRI (UK)

Nicolas was quite frankly the best Director I have ever worked for; he had clear goals and objectives which he managed with a firm but fair approach. He quickly gained the respect of all his staff and managed to turn the European branch around into a profitable division. If ever the opportunity arose to work for him again I would not hesitate.

Silke Schild

Global Communications and PR at Sony Mobile Communications

Nicolas is a professional and insightful leader with extensive experience and expertise within the corporate communications industry. He is highly respected with an astute knowledge of the industry and is particularly effective at managing crises at a global level within a cross-cultural environment. His business intellect, management skills and sense of humour made him a pleasure to work with.

Emilie DRAPIER

Directrice Agence Montpellier chez actiplay

Nicolas est un excellent manager, qui sait vous motiver et vous donner envie de vous investir fond dans votre travail! Il est toujours disponible et l'coute de ses quipes, vous laisse une grande autonomie tout en sachant tre prsent aux moments opportuns. C'est un rel plaisir de travailler avec lui et j'espre sincrement que nos chemins professionnels se recroiseront!

Chris Wragg

Group HR Advisor at Ashcourt Rowan

Nicholas was always very professional and business focused and a pleasure to support. He was open to advice and we worked together to provide effective solutions to the many challenges that arose especially during relocation of his team to Belguim..

Miles Bennett

Consultant .. Business Analysis | MI | Web Analytics | MSOffice Expert | Professional Trainer

Nicolas is the professionals professional. He is technically astute, multi-lingual, multi-skilled and extremely well connected and thought off in many sectors and countries. We worked together to help bring the AT Internet brand to the UK market and have stayed in touch since. Whilst working with him I found him to be personable, extremely reliable and dependable. I would heartily recommend Nicolas to any company wanting to expand its operations, move into new markets and ultimately be a success.

Jan Piper

Senior Software Engineer at Rally Health / Audax Health

Nicolas turned the unfocused, inefficient, money loosing European division of Etak into a thriving business.



His understanding of what it takes to create a good organization along with is outstanding negotiation and people skills, won him the respect a true leader deserves.



If called upon, I would definitively work for him.

Marie-Francoise Ruesch

Head of Corporate & Marketing Communications at Canon (Switzerland) AG

Nicolas Babin is a very professional executive with a proven track record. He is very open minded, full of ideas and an excellent networker.

VANCOMPERNOLLE Herv

DIRECTEUR MARKETING - SCHNEIDER Electric - Division Eco business

Nicolas is a true leader who can organize successfull events at european level. It is very easy and nice to work with. He has a wide and powerefull relationship network. He is always positive and loves sharing his creativity. I hope I will have a chance to work with him again.

Stephanie DULOUT

#Marketing #Innovation Consultant

Nicolas is amazing to work with as he is perfectly compiling strategic vision and ability to deliver and execute. As a manager, he also has the sense of humor and humanity that makes the difference. Definitely the kind of leadership that pushes team beyond limits in the positive way!

Natacha Jaeck-Pimmel

Responsable Communication chez Piscines Waterair

J'ai eu le plaisir de collaborer avec Nicolas dans le cadre d'un partenariat entre ConcoursMania et Activis. J'ai pu apprcier les qualits de Nicolas en matire de business development mais galement son orientation forte vers le rsultat. Ces deux aspects ont fait de Nicolas un partenaire prcieux et solide.

Tammy Day FCIPD

Managing Director at DPA

Working with Nicolas is always a pleasure. His depth of business understanding, coupled with the courage to innovate makes every project different, challenging and highly business-focused. A strategic, insightful and fun client to work for.

Mark Clements

Head of Human Resources UK & Ireland at Sony Europe Limited

Nicolas is a passionate and professional Director who ran his Division of Sony as if it were his own Company. He has great business accumen and a high level of emotional intelligence, making him a great manager of people.

Jrme Boitel

Conseiller : dveloppement commercial par l'conomie numrique, Chambre de Commerce et d'Industrie de la Vende

J'ai toujours eu plaisir travailler avec Nicolas pendant plus d'un an.

Nicolas a une exprience et une vision du march l'international trs prcises, ce qui lui a permis de crer et dvelopper des filiales aux 4 coins du monde.

Avec un enthousiasme hors du commun et un don du management, Nicolas a russi dployer et grer ses quipes pour valoriser le meilleur de chacun. Forcment, avec une telle technique, il est beaucoup plus facile d'atteindre les objectifs !

Oliver Kaltner

General Manager Microsoft Germany

I used to work with Nicolas at Sony. From Day 1 onwards he has been a fantastic colleague and a source of strong support for me. What impressed me most is his ability to build up very smart networks of people in order to push right topics with right speed and direction to ensure best results for the company. He is a strong PR, Communications and Marketing expert with a very good knowledge about the operational duties in business on local level. His out-of-the-box-thinking generates a lot of good thoughts to reach better results. That makes him very special. All his activities are clearly driven by supporting the territory management to come up with best results. He is a manager that builds bridges between World Headquarter, European headquarter and local Sales and Marketing Companies. In fact, Nicolas is very international orientated and senior skilled. He is absolutely capable to act with all kind of business cultures professionally while keeping his smooth personal style. To put it into a nutshell: he is proactive, curious, highly skilled both in terms of hard and soft skills and therefore a very professional colleague at any time. It's been a pleasure working with him.

Franois Langrand

Founder at TagCommander

It's a great pleasure to deal with Nicolas. He leads and runs his business as a masterchief. He knows perfectly how to interact with customers thanks to his strong communication skills and his huge knowledge of the market. He also has this human touch that creates a real relation with people.

Jesus Moreno Pinar

Seasoned International Senior Executive, with Management, Sales, Marketing, Communication and Mobile (Digital) bias

Fantastic marketeer!

Nicolas is a results orientated manager with a sensitive ROI approach, able to excel in 'solo' but normally striving for excellence with his and surrounding teams, great leader that adapts very well to new challenges and environments!

Internationally aware, with a vast knowledge of different cultures and a large network of colleagues around the globe

I really enjoyed those days when Sony's AIBO robot was around and we worked together, I am looking forward to working with him anytime from now... it would be a pleasure!

Jean-Baptiste Duprieu

Principal Consultant at CASE

I've worked with Nicolas for almost 2 years and kept an enormous respect for him as a person and as a manager. From the start he's challenged every process in place. Leveraging his business background he established a "client driven" philosophy across European PR & Corporate Communications teams placing the journalists at the core. Result driven, Nicolas won't accept failure but he will make sure his reports have the best set up to achieve targets. Nicolas is a federator and has managed to remotivate over a couple of months the different teams of his department and achieved oustanding results. If I was in a position to do so, I would not hesitate a second to hire Nicolas to rebuild or re-energise a business.

Angel Vega

Bussines Consultant - Digital Analytix en comScore, Inc.

During the time I worked with Nicolas at AT Internet I can see that his a great professional and better person, making work with him at absolutely pleasure.



A person with a great firmness at work, but always ready to listen any opinion, and of course, consider it as an option within the work process. He always has a word of encouragement and hes always available to talk with him if you need it.



Without a doubt, he has been one of my best bosses in my long experience in the online marketing industry.

Irne Schwartz-Presburg

Trade & Economic Expansion "Echevinat" @ Woluwe-Saint-Lambert

Nicolas is an outstanding leader with remarkable strategic vision and results oriented. He is a real business developer, with strong communications skills that allows him to face any multicultural environment.



His positive dynamism and contagious enthusiasm enables him to bring anyone anywhere with self-confidence. He can motivate his team whatever the circumstances can be and is always available for the ones who may need his support or recommendation. I am seriously missing his sense of humour.

Walid Robert Norris

Consultant at The World Bank

Nicolas is a visionary leader with an astute understanding of business. His positive and cheerful personality makes him second to none in motivating people and delivering hard-earned success. The honesty and great interpersonal skills he portrays empower him with strong negotiating skills. Nicolas is first-class at discerning when a team needs to buckle down or if it needs a splash of fun.

Matthew Trigwell

Operations Manager at Sony Professional Solutions Europe

A truly approachable leader. Open door mentality. Firm but fair with a great sense of humour. His greatest skill I noticed in the short time I worked with him was the ability to create brilliant & genuine relationships with anyone but especially journalists.

Elizabeth Gage

Entrepreneur | CEO | Author | Innovator - Digital and Mobile Marketing | Consulting CMO | Business Growth Strategy

Nicolas is an accomplished international business leader who inspires others through simple acts of kindness and a great sense of humor. He is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of success driving strong operational business results that drive incremental value. I look forward to working with Nicolas in the future.

Philippe Boulanger

CTO at Neopost, founder of Neopost Labs

Smart, efficient, extreamly good team player. I loved working in he same environment with Nicolas. I will be glad if we cross our roads again.

Cristina Papis

Head of Corporate Communications & Public Relations at Sony

I worked with Nicolas when he was Corporate Communications Director for SONY Europe. Hes smart and has deep understanding of his role and of structured organizations. Hes got a cheerful personality, but he can be very serious when needed. Hes honest and loyal and he knows how to motivate people. Hes target driven and really successful in engaging media and staff, and in getting to the objectives hes pursuing. He managed to create a good network among local and European PR managers, as well as good relationship with media. I loved working with him and I would fully recommend him.

Timo von Focht

Country Manager D-A-CH at TagCommander

Nicolas is an absolute marketing and new technologies expert. It was a pleasure working with him. Straight forward, good communicator, enabling his teams to succeed, building the right strategies from the scratch, he is in my eyes a visionary manager that excells even in tough situations and challenges. His perfect understanding of foreign languages and cultures, having managed over 40 countries in his former position at Sony was the ground base for the successful international development of AT Internet.

Mathieu Dupont

Wholesale planning director Levi Strauss & Co

Nicolas has a great sense of business efficiency and team work. He is using common sense and constructive approach to make things happen, in a team-building view of the company interests.

Thivet Franck

Global account director for Orange and T-Mobile at LG Electronics

Nicolas is energetic and a clear leader. He's making sure things are being done. He's build a tremendous network within the company and outside to excel in his current role. Incredible key note speaker, he masters communication as I rarely seen.

Dennis Varganyi

Solutions Sales Executive

I reported to Nicolas for a little over one year during my tenure as Country Manager Canada for AT Internet. Nicolas' global vision, leadership, passion and drive made him a great leader and inspiration to work for. I am sure he will deliver on any project and team he leads, and look forward to the next time we cross paths.

Jean-Michel Demoulin

Cloud Strategy and Business Development, Europe Middle-East & Africa, Cisco

Nicolas is a driven entrepreneur and has a really good sense of how marketing, sales and communication have to run together. He transforms opportunities into winning concrete actions. Moreover, he is a very ethical and trustworthy person to work with.

Pablo Roman

Sales Marketing Business Development Consulting

Nicolas is a world class business leader and a natural communicator. It's been a pleasure to work under his leadership and very enriching, both on professional and personal sides.

Camilla (Mila) Scholten

Co-founder CustomerGauge.com; continual measurement and analysis of customer loyalty, driving results.

I know Nicolas to be a very dedicated director when it comes to achieving results - he does whats needed to get the job done. he is commercial and customer focussed. He has great people managing skills, thinks of the bigger picture but never looses sight of the detail and is a very hands-on teamplayer. Apart from being smart he is open-minded and considers other peoples opinions.

Alexandre Mtier

Data enthusiastic and digital analytics expert

I had the chance to work with Nicolas for over a year. As a country manager, I've learned so much with him. He is a A class leader who exactly knows how to drive his team to the success. He is a great speaker and has a tremendous ability to motivate people by being always focused on positive results. Last but not least, his professionnals qualities are accompanied by undeniable humans qualities, coupled with a great sense of humor. I highly recommend Nicolas.

Claire Thatcher

Marketing Director at ManyWho

I have now worked with Nicolas on two separate occasions, whilst at Sony and most recently during his time at AT Internet. Nicolas is a great senior level Director who brings passion and enthusiasm to everything he does. It has been a pleasure to work for him. Nicolas can really make a difference to any organisation that is looking to grow and expand throughout Europe and beyond.

marc gentil

was with another company when working

I had the opportunity to work with Nicolas on key strategic projects. His knowledge and vision were very helpfull to make relevant decisions and define the efficient business model. I will strongly support Nicolas. Marc Gentil

Kabir Ahmad

worked directly with Nicolas at GamFed

I worked with Nicolas for a considerable time while GamFed was formed; I personally became fan of him as he possesses some rare skills of transforming inspiration, motivation, persistence, and connecting dots under single umbrella. He has truly amazing quality of pushing the boundary towards goal. Last but not least he knows some management magic to blend marketing and technology to achieve business goal. I strongly recommend him as a great mentor, solution provider, and resource person.

Toby Beresford

worked directly with Nicolas at GamFed

Nicolas has been instrumental in bringing the vision of GamFed as a non-profit best practice trade association into being through his excellent leadership and management. Working with Nicolas is an absolute joy.

Alexandra Bensadi

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

Je remercie Nicolas pour son leadership, sa bienveillance naturelle, sa capacit a inspirer la confiance et son intgrit ! Et son ETHIQUE dans le domaine du growth hacking !

Pascal Bianchi

was with another company when working with Nicolas at Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

I had the opportunity to discuss with Nicolas strategic projects on digital technologies. His knowledge and vision have been considerable strengths in the development of my company. Nicolas is a person of high human and professional value.

Julien Guilbert

reported to Nicolas at Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

Nicolas est un vritable leader ! Tout en laissant de l'autonomie, il sait tre prsent et l'coute au bon moment pour accompagner ses quipes dans le dpassement de leurs objectifs. Grce son exprience, j'ai normment progress son contact. Nicolas est un exemple et jespre que nous aurons de nouveau l'occasion de collaborer.

Emilie DRAPIER

reported to Nicolas at Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

Nicolas est un excellent manager, qui sait vous motiver et vous donner envie de vous investir fond dans votre travail! Il est toujours disponible et l'coute de ses quipes, vous laisse une grande autonomie tout en sachant tre prsent aux moments opportuns. C'est un rel plaisir de travailler avec lui et j'espre sincrement que nos chemins professionnels se recroiseront!

Natacha Jaeck-Pimmel

was with another company when working with Nicolas at Actiplay - Group Concoursmania

J'ai eu le plaisir de collaborer avec Nicolas dans le cadre d'un partenariat entre ConcoursMania et Activis. J'ai pu apprcier les qualits de Nicolas en matire de business development mais galement son orientation forte vers le rsultat. Ces deux aspects ont fait de Nicolas un partenaire prcieux et solide.

Stephen Gardner

worked indirectly for Nicolas at AT Internet

Nicolas is one of, if not the best leaders I've worked with in my career. He is the complete package with the perfect combination of salesmanship, intelligence, drive, industry-expertise and charisma, and as a result, the team environment he built was outstanding. Nicolas was able to get his employees to work hard and produce results while having a good time.

Andreas Rembow

was Nicolas's client

I met Nicolas in the course of the negotiations for a major web analytics contract when he was the COO of AT Internet. He is a reliable, experienced and competent manager. Being a focused and disciplined negotiator Nicolas always understood the strategic objectives and requirements of his customer. Thus he was able to create a profitable environment at any time. After the successful negotiation he eagerly accomplished to deliver and execute with his team as promised. I would love to work with him again.

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Nicolas is the professionals professional. He is technically astute, multi-lingual, multi-skilled and extremely well connected and thought off in many sectors and countries. We worked together to help bring the AT Internet brand to the UK market and have stayed in touch since. Whilst working with him I found him to be

Miles Bennett

was with another company when working with Nicolas at AT Internet

Nicolas is the professionals professional. He is technically astute, multi-lingual, multi-skilled and extremely well connected and thought off in many sectors and countries. We worked together to help bring the AT Internet brand to the UK market and have stayed in touch since. Whilst working with him I found him to be personable, extremely reliable and dependable. I would heartily recommend Nicolas to any company wanting to expand its operations, move into new markets and ultimately be a success.

Stephanie DULOUT

reported to Nicolas at AT Internet

Nicolas is amazing to work with as he is perfectly compiling strategic vision and ability to deliver and execute. As a manager, he also has the sense of humor and humanity that makes the difference. Definitely the kind of leadership that pushes team beyond limits in the positive way!

Jrme Boitel

worked directly with Nicolas at AT Internet

J'ai toujours eu plaisir travailler avec Nicolas pendant plus d'un an. Nicolas a une exprience et une vision du march l'international trs prcises, ce qui lui a permis de crer et dvelopper des filiales aux 4 coins du monde. Avec un enthousiasme hors du commun et un don du management, Nicolas a russi dployer et grer ses quipes pour valoriser le meilleur de chacun. Forcment, avec une telle technique, il est beaucoup plus facile d'atteindre les objectifs !

Franois Langrand

worked directly with Nicolas at AT Internet

It's a great pleasure to deal with Nicolas. He leads and runs his business as a masterchief. He knows perfectly how to interact with customers thanks to his strong communication skills and his huge knowledge of the market. He also has this human touch that creates a real relation with people.

Angel Vega

worked indirectly for Nicolas at AT Internet

During the time I worked with Nicolas at AT Internet I can see that his a great professional and better person, making work with him at absolutely pleasure. A person with a great firmness at work, but always ready to listen any opinion, and of course, consider it as an option within the work process. He always has a word of encouragement and hes always available to talk with him if you need it. Without a doubt, he has been one of my best bosses in my long experience in the online marketing industry.

Elizabeth Gage

was with another company when working with Nicolas at AT Internet

Nicolas is an accomplished international business leader who inspires others through simple acts of kindness and a great sense of humor. He is a strategic thinker with a proven track record of success driving strong operational business results that drive incremental value. I look forward to working with Nicolas in the future.

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Nicolas is an absolute marketing and new technologies expert. It was a pleasure working with him. Straight forward, good communicator, enabling his teams to succeed, building the right strategies from the scratch,

Timo von Focht

reported to Nicolas at AT Internet

Nicolas is an absolute marketing and new technologies expert. It was a pleasure working with him. Straight forward, good communicator, enabling his teams to succeed, building the right strategies from the scratch, he is in my eyes a visionary manager that excells even in tough situations and challenges. His perfect understanding of foreign languages and cultures, having managed over 40 countries in his former position at Sony was the ground base for the successful international development of AT Internet.

Dennis Varganyi

reported to Nicolas at AT Internet

I reported to Nicolas for a little over one year during my tenure as Country Manager Canada for AT Internet. Nicolas' global vision, leadership, passion and drive made him a great leader and inspiration to work for. I am sure he will deliver on any project and team he leads, and look forward to the next time we cross paths.

Pablo Roman

reported to Nicolas at AT Internet

Nicolas is a world class business leader and a natural communicator. It's been a pleasure to work under his leadership and very enriching, both on professional and personal sides.

Alexandre Mtier

reported to Nicolas at AT Internet

I had the chance to work with Nicolas for over a year. As a country manager, I've learned so much with him. He is a A class leader who exactly knows how to drive his team to the success. He is a great speaker and has a tremendous ability to motivate people by being always focused on positive results. Last but not least, his professionnals qualities are accompanied by undeniable humans qualities, coupled with a great sense of humor. I highly recommend Nicolas.

Claire Thatcher

worked indirectly for Nicolas at AT Internet

I have now worked with Nicolas on two separate occasions, whilst at Sony and most recently during his time at AT Internet. Nicolas is a great senior level Director who brings passion and enthusiasm to everything he does. It has been a pleasure to work for him. Nicolas can really make a difference to any organisation that is looking to grow and expand throughout Europe and beyond.

Felip Garcia

reported to Nicolas at Sony Europe

I was very lucky to be managed by Nicolas during my assignment in Sony as Creative Director. Nicolas was specially focused in developing and helping his staff, including me. His edication for the business and his interest on people has always been an inspiration for me and I have been following and applying his expertise since then.

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I interacted with Nicolas on many occassions over the years when Sony faced huge PR challenges and opportunities on a global scale. He had the difficult role of directing all of Sony's European communications initiatives, producing positive outcomes while being sensitive to the various cultures and language

Rick Clancy, APR

worked with Nicolas at Sony Europe

I interacted with Nicolas on many occassions over the years when Sony faced huge PR challenges and opportunities on a global scale. He had the difficult role of directing all of Sony's European communications initiatives, producing positive outcomes while being sensitive to the various cultures and language preferences in Europe. He was a key member of our global corporate communications network, and in this regard it was my pleasure to serve along side him. And to top everything off, Nicholas has a great sense of humor. Not only can he dish it out, but he can take a joke like no other.

Silke Schild

reported to Nicolas at Sony Europe

Nicolas is a professional and insightful leader with extensive experience and expertise within the corporate communications industry. He is highly respected with an astute knowledge of the industry and is particularly effective at managing crises at a global level within a cross-cultural environment. His business intellect, management skills and sense of humour made him a pleasure to work with.

Marie-Francoise Ruesch

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony Europe

Nicolas Babin is a very professional executive with a proven track record. He is very open minded, full of ideas and an excellent networker.

Tammy Day FCIPD

was a consultant or contractor to Nicolas at Sony Europe

Working with Nicolas is always a pleasure. His depth of business understanding, coupled with the courage to innovate makes every project different, challenging and highly business-focused. A strategic, insightful and fun client to work for.

Oliver Kaltner

worked with Nicolas at Sony Europe

I used to work with Nicolas Nicolas at Sony. From Day 1 onwards he has been a fantastic colleague and a source of strong support for me. What impressed me most is his ability to build up very smart networks of people in order to push right topics with right speed and direction to ensure best results for the company. He is a strong PR, Communications and Marketing expert with a very good knowledge about the operational duties in business on local level. His out-of-the-box-thinking generates a lot of good thoughts to reach better results. That makes him very special. All his activities are clearly driven by supporting the territory management to come up with best results. He is a manager that builds bridges between World Headquarter, European headquarter and local Sales and Marketing Companies. In fact, Nicolas is very international orientated and senior skilled. He is absolutely capable to act with all kind of business cultures professionally while keeping his smooth personal style. To put it into a nutshell: he is proactive, curious, highly skilled both in terms of hard and soft skills and therefore a very professional colleague at any time. It's been a pleasure working with him.

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I've worked with Nicolas for almost 2 years and kept an enormous respect for him as a person and as a manager. From the start he's challenged every process in place. Leveraging his business background he established a "client driven" philosophy across European PR & Corporate Communications teams placing the

Jean-Baptiste Duprieu

reported to Nicolas at Sony Europe

I've worked with Nicolas for almost 2 years and kept an enormous respect for him as a person and as a manager. From the start he's challenged every process in place. Leveraging his business background he established a "client driven" philosophy across European PR & Corporate Communications teams placing the journalists at the core. Result driven, Nicolas won't accept failure but he will make sure his reports have the best set up to achieve targets. Nicolas is a federator and has managed to remotivate over a couple of months the different teams of his department and achieved oustanding results. If I was in a position to do so, I would not hesitate a second to hire Nicolas to rebuild or re-energise a business.

Walid Robert Norris

reported to Nicolas at Sony Europe

Nicolas is a visionary leader with an astute understanding of business. His positive and cheerful personality makes him second to none in motivating people and delivering hard-earned success. The honesty and great interpersonal skills he portrays empower him with strong negotiating skills. Nicolas is first-class at discerning when a team needs to buckle down or if it needs a splash of fun.

Philippe Boulanger

worked with Nicolas at Sony Europe

Smart, efficient, extreamly good team player. I loved working in he same environment with Nicolas. I will be glad if we cross our roads again.

Matthieu Dupont

worked with Nicolas at Sony Europe

Nicolas has a great sense of business efficiency and team work. He is using common sense and constructive approach to make things happen, in a team-building view of the company interests.

Jean-Michel Demoulin

worked with Nicolas at Sony Europe

Nicolas is a driven entrepreneur and has a really good sense of how marketing, sales and communication have to run together. He transforms opportunities into winning concrete actions. Moreover, he is a very ethical and trustworthy person to work with.

Alexander Tschobokdji

reported to Nicolas at Sony

I have worked for Nicolas for a number of years. In all this time he has been an inspirational leader and strategic thinker who has managed to bring out the best in his team and from each individual. His coaching has helped many to fully develop their abilities and skills, he gives clear guidelines within people can operate and he helps hands-on where needed. His inspiring can-do and problem solving attitude has enabled and motivated the whole team to consistently deliver outstanding business results.

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I was promoting Sony's products through PR in France, belonging to the entity managed by Nicolas. I really appreciated his multiple talents : leadership, long term vision and short term efficiency. He remains optimistic and positive in any situation and available at any time. In terms of management skills, Nicolas knows how to

Caroline Gas

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony

I was promoting Sony's products through PR in France, belonging to the entity managed by Nicolas. I really appreciated his multiple talents : leadership, long term vision and short term efficiency. He remains optimistic and positive in any situation and available at any time. In terms of management skills, Nicolas knows how to boost his team and spread his own motivation among everyone he manages. He is just simply born to drive business and strategy of any company.

Chris Wragg

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony

Nicholas was always very professional and business focused and a pleasure to support. He was open to advice and we worked together to provide effective solutions to the many challenges that arose especially during relocation of his team to Belguim..

Vancompernolle Herv

worked with Nicolas at Sony

Nicolas is a true leader who can organize successfull events at european level. It is very easy and nice to work with. He has a wide and powerefull relationship network. He is always positive and loves sharing his creativity. I hope I will have a chance to work with him again.

Mark Clements

worked with Nicolas at Sony

Nicolas is a passionate and professional Director who ran his Division of Sony as if it were his own Company. He has great business accumen and a high level of emotional intelligence, making him a great manager of people.

Jesus Moreno Pinar

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony

Fantastic marketeer! Nicolas is a results orientated manager with a sensitive ROI approach, able to excel in 'solo' but normally striving for excellence with his and surrounding teams, great leader that adapts very well to new challenges and environments! Internationally aware, with a vast knowledge of different cultures and a large network of colleagues around the globe I really enjoyed those days when Sony's AIBO robot was around and we worked together, I am looking forward to working with him anytime from now... it would be a pleasure!

Irne Schwartz-Presburg

reported to Nicolas at Sony

Nicolas is an outstanding leader with remarkable strategic vision and results oriented. He is a real business developer, with strong communications skills that allows him to face any multicultural environment. His positive dynamism and contagious enthusiasm enables him to bring anyone anywhere with self-confidence. He can motivate his team whatever the circumstances can be and is always available for the ones who may need his support or recommendation. I am seriously missing his sense of humour.

Matthew Trigwell

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony

A truly approachable leader. Open door mentality. Firm but fair with a great sense of humour. His greatest skill I noticed in the short time I worked with him was the ability to create brilliant & genuine relationships with anyone but especially journalists.

Cristina Papis

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony

I worked with Nicolas when he was Corporate Communications Director for SONY Europe. Hes smart and has deep understanding of his role and of structured organizations. Hes got a cheerful personality, but he can be very serious when needed. Hes honest and loyal and he knows how to motivate people. Hes target driven and really successful in engaging media and staff, and in getting to the objectives hes pursuing. He managed to create a good network among local and European PR managers, as well as good relationship with media. I loved working with him and I would fully recommend him.

Thivet Franck

worked with Nicolas at Sony

Nicolas is energetic and a clear leader. He's making sure things are being done. He's build a tremendous network within the company and outside to excel in his current role. Incredible key note speaker, he masters communication as I rarely seen.

Camilla (Mila) Scholten

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony

I know Nicolas to be a very dedicated director when it comes to achieving results - he does whats needed to get the job done. he is commercial and customer focussed. He has great people managing skills, thinks of the bigger picture but never looses sight of the detail and is a very hands-on teamplayer. Apart from being smart he is open-minded and considers other peoples opinions.

John Lees

reported to Nicolas at DataCash

Nicolas is thoughtful, disciplined and process driven. Essential skills that helped shape the future success of Datacash.

Michael Laurenson

reported to Nicolas at DataCash

Nicolas is a very driven and strong leader. He has the ability to get the best out of people that work with him and would be a major asset to any organisation that he works for. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Nicolas at both Etak and Datacash.

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Despite being the very first MD I worked for in my career, I believe Nicolas had the most amount of influence on me in terms of guiding me through the leap from education to the real world and driving my ambition to be a success. Nicolas always had an open door policy and certainly led from the front. He allowed

Elizabeth Maly

reported to Nicolas at Sony Electronics

Despite being the very first MD I worked for in my career, I believe Nicolas had the most amount of influence on me in terms of guiding me through the leap from education to the real world and driving my ambition to be a success. Nicolas always had an open door policy and certainly led from the front. He allowed my skills to develop and when he realised I had outgrown the role I was employed to do, he encouraged me to progress into a different arena. His management style was one that I have come to understand as FD at PSC - if you can empower your staff and build a team upon trust, then you can work ON the business not IN the business. I hope that our paths cross in business again but I will never forget the wonderful time I had under his leadership.

Chris Hampson

reported to Nicolas at Sony Electronics

Nicolas was quite frankly the best Director I have ever worked for; he had clear goals and objectives which he managed with a firm but fair approach. He quickly gained the respect of all his staff and managed to turn the European branch around into a profitable division. If ever the opportunity arose to work for him again I would not hesitate.

Jan Piper

worked indirectly for Nicolas at Sony Electronics

Nicolas turned the unfocused, inefficient, money loosing European division of Etak into a thriving business. His understanding of what it takes to create a good organization along with is outstanding negotiation and people skills, won him the respect a true leader deserves. If called upon, I would definitively work for him.

Leon Drozdowski

worked directly with Nicolas at Cats Software Inc

Nicolas demonstrates superb business savvy, great soft skills, and excellent intuition. It was a pleasure to work along side him.

Martin Nordenso

worked with Nicolas at Cats Software Inc

I worked with Nicolas in both California and London while he was Managing Director at Cats Software. I knew him then as a very capable, friendly, and well respected senior manager in a key position.

Education

See where I spent time studying and gained early knowledge to prepare for my professional life.

2006 2006

Sony Six Sigma office in Berlin

Six Sigma course

1989 1991

Ecole Superieure des Ingenieurs Commerciaux

Marketing and Sales

1987 1989

Institut Bernom

Computer science degree

1985 1987

Universit Bordeaux I

Economics

1982 1985

Lycee Grand Air

Math, Physics, Biology

Contact

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