Director Policy Planning
As head of policy planning in the office of the Secretary General, Fabrice Pothier oversees the review of current and future strategic issues and develops new policy initiatives.
He provides strategic advice and develops new policy initiatives for the NATO Secretary General, collaborating across NATO international and military senior staff, as well as with the broader expert community, including think-tanks, academic institutions and non-governmental organisations.
Prior to his NATO appointment, Pothier was founding director of Carnegie Europe, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s pan-European foreign policy centre based in Brussels. Under his leadership, Carnegie Europe became one of Europe's leading think-tanks on foreign policy and strategic issues by bringing global and regional perspectives, creating a regional research platform with leading senior analysts and engaging with senior European policy makers and commentators through innovative public and private fora.
Previously, Pothier was head of policy analysis and co-founder of the International Council on Security and Development (ICOS), which was initiated by the Network of European Foundations. He was International Research Manager at the London-based strategic consultancy Europe Japan Centre, owned by Japanese energy group Osaka Gas.