Nicholas Dungan is CEO and founder of CogitoPraxis. He has advised CEOs, chairpersons, board directors, business owners, senior executives and emerging talents on strategies of influence, professional leadership, corporate citizenship and strategic foresight across a broad range of organisations drawn from industry, finance, government, not-for-profit and professional services. See https://cogitopraxis.com for further detail.
He was previously president and chief executive of the French-American Foundation in New York and, in an earlier career, was a senior investment banker in London, New York and Paris at Merrill Lynch and Société Générale, among others. His investment banking focus was client relationship management, mergers and acquisitions, bespoke structured finance and strategic advice.
Nicholas Dungan has been an Adjunct Professor at the French Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo Paris) where he created and taught a seminar leadership course ‘Strategies of Influence’ as well as an international relations seminar course on ‘The Changing Role of Non-State Actors in International Affairs’. He also created and taught courses entitled ‘Why France Matters’ and ‘Macron’.
He is the author of Gallatin: America’s Swiss Founding Father, published by New York University Press. He is a contributor to International Affairs and The World Today, both publications of the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London (Chatham House).
He has been an Associate Fellow of Chatham House, was a director of the Chatham House Foundation and is currently a member of the International Advisory Board of International Affairs, the scholarly journal of Chatham House. He has been a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Council in Washington DC as well as a Senior Research Fellow of the Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques in Paris (IRIS).
Nicholas Dungan has also served as a member of the board of directors of SciencesPo Alumni USA and the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce New York Chapter.
He has been published and quoted by the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, The Economist, the Financial Times, La Croix, Le Figaro, Le Monde, Les Echos, L’Express, Le Temps, Libé, L’Obs, the New York Times, SwissInfo and the Washington Post, among many others. He appears regularly on Bloomberg Television and France24 and has participated in broadcasts for the BBC, BFM, CNews, Europe1, France Culture, Radio Classique, RTL, Radio Télévision Suisse / Swiss Broadcasting Corporation and others.
He is a graduate of Stanford University and SciencesPo Paris.