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Lead Trainer

Areas Of Expertise
  • Automotive engineering
  • Customer relationship management
  • Sales management
  • Service management
  • Fleet and motorsport management
  • Business development
  • Automotive training
Education And Certifications
  • Technical Diploma in Automotive Engineering
  • Bachelor of Arts in Customer Relationship Management from University Claude Bernard, Lyon – France
  • Certified Ken Blanchard Trainer and Co-Active Coach 
  • Certified fitness Personal Trainer level 3.

Nicolas holds a technical Diploma in Automotive Engineering, a Bachelor of Arts in Customer Relationship Management from University Claude Bernard, Lyon – France. Certified Ken Blanchard Trainer & Co-Active Coach in the making (June 2023) and certified fitness Personal Trainer level 3.

Nicolas started his automotive career as an apprentice and, upon completion of the program, took the opportunity to work in Lebanon for 1.5 year as Technical Director and Instructor at Al Kafaat University.

Coming back to France, Nicolas moved to the service reception as Service Advisor for Peugeot and then Mercedes Benz. Nicolas then took over the challenge to become Sales Manager for a newly opened SONY boutique, for 2 years.

Nicolas then had the opportunity to move to the United Arab Emirates and took over the responsibility of Service Manager for Renault at Arabian Automobiles, for 3 years.

During the next 2 years, Nicolas joined Renault Middle East office as Fleet & Motorsport Manager.

Nicolas then joined CTI (Centennial Training International) in 2010, initially as Business Development Manager and then as its General Manager, still delivering sales, product, non-technical and managerial automotive trainings.

“The art of communication is the language of leadership.” – James Humes.

Nicolas developed and set-up several major training academies and projects throughout MEA for partners like: General Motors ME, Renault ME, Nissan ME, INFINITI ME, JLR MENA, Stellantis ME, British Petroleum ME, AWRostamani…

Since 2017, Nicolas is the founder and owner of Aetos Mati FZE, a training company supporting automotive training academies and projects.


  • ATD Middle East Conference 2023

    We have some exciting news to share with you all! Bureau360 & Aetos Mati FZE will be participating in the upcoming ATD Middle East Conference, taking place on 13th and 14th June 2023 at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, UAE.

    June 9, 2023
  • Transform Together with Student Self Leadership

    Are you ready for a transformative journey? Student Self Leadership offers a unique, collaborative, and moderated class over six weeks, powered by the intuitive Intrepid® platform. It’s time to unlock your potential and discover the tools you need to succeed in supporting the youth in your life.

    June 6, 2023
  • Leadership And Emotional Intelligence: The Power Of Understanding And Managing Emotions

    What is this highly valuable asset? Its own people. Says Morgan Fraud, the author of The Thinking Corporation, “Given that we are all capable of contributing new ideas, the question becomes how do you successfully generate, capture, process and implement ideas?”

    May 15, 2023

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