Founder & CEO

Nicolas Ponset

About Nicolas

Apart from driving the future direction of Aleron as a business, Nicolas also leads Aleron engagements, supporting senior managers to identify and manage critical organisational issues and key stakeholders. Leveraging his expertise in strategy and reorganisation gained from over 20 years across sectors, Nicolas brings a hands-on approach to any key strategic or operational issue faced by our clients.

Prior to founding Aleron, Nicolas was a Director in Strategy & Business Development at JPMorgan. He worked with the senior leadership across regions on the international expansion (organic and M&A) of JPMorgan’s wholesale bank, product and market growth strategies and the performance improvement of several lines of business.

Previously, he held senior business development and line-role positions in both Accenture and IBM where he was involved in strategy development, large transformation programmes and outsourcing transactions. He also successfully restructured a global business unit over a 16-month period – restoring profitability through cost reduction initiatives and business refocusing.

Nicolas co-founded Machinable – a specialist consultancy that helps organisations shape and deliver practical machine learning solutions that yield real business benefit.

Nicolas graduated from Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and holds a Masters in Finance and Corporate Law. A French national, he is fluent in French and English. Nicolas is a trustee of Humanity & Inclusion UK, senior strategy advisor to Ashoka UK and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Recent projects

Most recently, Nicolas helped a major charity design and implement a new organisational structure focused on customer needs.

  • The improved processes and tools combined with internal skills development resulted in improved quality of support, efficiency gains and increased capacity for growth.
  • The organisation is now fully aligned with the needs of their beneficiaries and has the right structure and processes in place to develop innovative solutions.