As an Economic Research Manager, Nicolas provides analysis to improve mobile affordability, with a particular focus on assessing the economic impacts of taxation in emerging economies. Prior to joining the GSMA, Nicolas spent five years in an international development company providing technical support to private sector development projects and undertaking market analysis in fragile market systems in Africa. He worked closely with international organisations, governments, financial institutions and the private sector. Nicolas holds a Masters in Applied Economics from the KU Leuven, a Masters in Economics from the Economic School of Louvain (UCL), and a Bachelor in Management and Economics from UCL.
Debra-Derieux manages and edits content for the GSMA’s Capacity Building training courses and publications and leads Teaching Training programme for the delivery of online and face-to-face courses. Debra is a lifestyle author, who prior to joining the GSMA, worked as a multilingual broadcast journalist and correspondent based in Paris. She has worked as a communications consultant and lecturer designing and delivering undergraduate and graduate training courses in universities and media school groups in London, Brussels and New York. Debra holds a BA in Journalism-Mass Media and Broadcasting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA – PD in Hispanic Language Civilisations and Literatures from New York University.