Nikolaus Schultze serves as Chair, Climate Policy at Edelman Global Advisory. Schultze, a long-standing authority on the multi-faceted climate and sustainability issues facing corporations today, brings extensive knowledge and experience to EGA from his distinguished career at the intersection of conservation and finance. Under his leadership, the Climate Policy team will work with clients to anticipate policy trends that will impact their business by helping clients shape the debate and better understand their roles related to climate issues.
Prior to joining EGA, Schultze was a key member of Conservation International’s leadership team, serving as Vice President for European Partnerships. Previously, Schultze served as Global Policy Director for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) where he oversaw the transformation of his department, redirecting focus to key knowledge hubs and better developing a robust strategy for global business members. Schultze spent nearly 30 years in a myriad of vital roles within the UN system and other public and private international organizations, including serving as Chief Operating Officer for the World Maritime University (IMO), as Assistant Director-General at the Global Green Growth Institute in South Korea, as a Director for First Climate and Syngenta Foundation.
Schultze started his career in management consulting at The Mac Group (now Gemini Consulting). He lived and worked in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Peru, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Venezuela. He holds a Masters in Business Administration from London Business School and a Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Paris University. He attended Executive Education Programmes at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs (Princeton University) and Harvard Business School.