Nicholas studied at the Escola Politécnica of the University of Sao Paulo (Brazil) and obtained a BSc in Civil Engineering in 1982.
Nicholas gained an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (Brazil) in 1989, specialising in Finance and Marketing. In 2013 he also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School (USA).
He joined Spirax-Sarco Engineering in 2011 as Director EMEA for the Group’s Steam Specialties business. He was appointed to the Board in March 2012, became Chief Operating Officer in August 2013 and Group Chief Executive in January 2014.
Nicholas has broad international experience with industrial engineering companies and prior to joining Spirax Sarco, was Vice President of John Crane Asia Pacific, part of Smiths Group plcPreviously he was also President of John Crane Latin America, based in the USA, and worked for Alcoa Aluminio in Brazil and Argentina. He started his professional career in Brazil with British engineering firm Foseco Minsep Group plc.
Nicholas is multi-lingual, fluently speaking English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.