Michael Nicholas

Singapore Country Manager and Senior Manager of the Economic Development Practice


Mr. Nicholas joined Tractus in 2017 as Country Manager based in Singapore responsible for project execution as well as market development for regional projects in Strategy and Implementation and Corporate Finance.  He has extensive experience in both the private and public sector and also plays a lead role on the firm’s Economic Development practice.

His areas of focus include market entry, strategy development, foreign direct investment attraction, international management, and economic development.

Mr. Nicholas has more than 20 years’ experience in international business development, strategy and marketing.  He has spent 10 years living and working as a management consultant and developing export supplier relationships in Southeast Asia and also managed significant business development operations in India and China.

Most recently, He was a Senior Director with Trade & Invest British Columbia leading sector teams across 15 international offices in agri-food and natural resources. Before that, as the Director for India & Southeast Asia, he established a network of 3 offices in India and led a team of 15 managers advising corporate clients on their international business development efforts.

Mr. Nicholas has an MBA from INSEAD in France, where he focused on global strategy, international marketing and business in Asia, a post-graduate diploma on Management in Asia from Simon Fraser University and a degree in Southeast Asian Studies from the University of British Columbia.  He is fluent in Indonesian.

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