Nicolas' research concentrates on continental European insurance markets with a specific focus on continental Europe and insurance systems including life policy administration, customer communication management, predictive analytics and data technology providers.
Since joining Celent, Nicolas has advised multiple insurance companies and vendors on IT and business strategies including strategic IT programme alignment, partnership evaluation, conceptualization of cross-country system implementations, and IT vendor selection and strategy.
Nicolas has been often quoted in specialized insurance and IT magazines including Insurance Networking News, Insurance & Technology, and PropertyCasualty360 (a National Underwriter website) and also in international newspapers’ websites such as The New York Times, The Guardian, CBS News and Tages Anzeiger.
Nicolas started his career in the financial industry with CREDIT SUISSE. He moved to the insurance sector after completing his MBA, taking over a management position at UNIQA, the Swiss subsidiary of the second largest Austrian insurance company. He eventually became part-time CEO of the Swiss entity and moved to the UNIQA Group headquarters in Vienna, Austria. There he led projects for the international entity of the group in various Eastern European countries.
Nicolas has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in business and finance management from the University of Fribourg, and an MBA from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh Business School. He is fluent in French and English, and has a good command of German.
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5 September 2019What would it look like for an insurer to do everything right with today’s technology? This question remains at the center of our Model Insurer…
27 August 2019Insurers are increasingly looking at ways to create an ecosystem that better supports their business objectives. The approach of engineering the…
18 August 2019The policy administration system market is increasingly complex and going through interesting changes. Indeed, there are trends that we have ide…
26 - 27 June 2019
Thailandpresented by Celent and Asia Insurance Review The Asia Insurance Technology Awards (AITAs) recognize excellence and innovation in the use of tec…
21 May 2019
Webinar: 7:00 AM San Francisco | 10:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM London, United StatesLife insurers have long segmented their systems to meet various business requirements such as supporting specific clients (group or individuals)…
24 April 2019
Webinar: 7:00 AM San Francisco | 10:00 AM New York | 3:00 PM London, United StatesEuropean insurers' CIOs have to carefully select their investments if they want to efficiently support their business operations. They are manag…
19 March 2019
On Demand webinar. Join Celent's Nicolas Michellod for a webinar titled Demystifying AI in Insurance: Value and Potential in Fraud . Artificial…
19 April 2019Time to Start AgainOur periodic discussions with insurers demonstrate that most of them have plenty of new activities on their agenda. Life insu…