Nicolas Cousin joined Christie & Co in May 2021, leading the Consultancy team, as Director of Consultancy. Since October 2022, he heads Christie & Co as Managing Director for Spain and Portugal. Graduated in Hotel Business Administration from the University of Montpellier (France) and holder of an MBA in International Hospitality Management from Cornell-ESSEC, Nicolas has developed his entire professional career in the hospitality and leisure sectors. Nicolas began his professional career in the hotel sector as deputy director of a hotel of the Kyriad chain in France, then served as manager of the Tourism and Leisure division of the consultancy agency Minsait (formerly Indra Business Consulting) where, for almost 10 years, he led more than 50 consultancy projects (due dilligence, asset portfolio analysis, feasibility studies, tourism development strategy) for customers around the world. After his period at Minsait, Nicolás joined Hotelbeds, in Palma de Mallorca, as Head of Sales Transformation & Integration, participating in the transformation of sales teams and the integration of commercial teams resulting from the merger between Hotelbeds, Tourico and GTA. Prior to joining Christie & Co, Nicolas held the position of Head of Strategy, Business Planning and Operations for the Spanish subsidiary of the Intu Group, owner and operator of shopping centers, where he was able to accompany the transformation of the 3 Spanish assets into resorts and also led the strategic and investment plan of the only indoor ski slope in Spain (Madrid SnowZone).