Nickolas has a Chemistry degree from the University of Athens and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College in London.
He has received several special training courses including Commodity Trading from Wharton School (Univ. Of Pennsylvania), GMP guidelines for Pharmaceutical Industry from Leiden University and Design for masking flavours for the Pharmaceutical and Food industry from Hercules R&D centre to name a few. He is a certified GMP by EMA auditor and has done numerous valuations and appraisals for the industry. He has been working in Greece and abroad in both technical and managerial positions. He has been R&D manager in National Starch and Chemicals, Commercial Director in Biotrek, Vice President and Commercial Director in Hellenic Register of Shipping, COO and IR Director in Alapis (the biggest Greek Pharma Co. at that time, raising more than €1.2B in deal roadshows), President and CEO for Provet (biggest animal healthcare company in the Balkans) among others. He has participated in more than 40 M&A’s and has set up pharmaceutical and other companies in more than 18 countries. He has also conducted several restructuring and financing projects, creating a proven track record in these fields.