Natalia Nicolaidis, Affiliated Fellow

Natalia Nicolaidis, Georgetown Law alumna and current chair of Georgetown Law’s European Law Advisory Board, has joined the Denny Center as our first Affiliated Fellow.  As a Denny Center Fellow, Ms. Nicolaidis will be available to collaborate with students, faculty, and staff (in-person or virtually) including: research, event organization and student mentoring.  Ms. Nicolaidis will also assist the center in forging ties throughout Europe.


Ms. Nicolaidis is an experienced international corporate governance and non-financial performance and ESG risk leader. She delivers insight on the full breadth of strategic issues facing boards, the C-Suite and their advisors. She is passionate about meeting the demands of her clients, regulators, investors and other stakeholders.

Ms. Nicolaidis founded and is CEO of Dynamic Counsel, a governance, risk management and transaction advisory consultancy that drives change and increases value. She is a leading mentor for and advocate of women’s leadership and diversity & inclusion.

Ms. Nicolaidis is an independent, non-executive board member of two listed companies. She is a member of the Sustainability Committee of one board, driving executives to comprehensively address non-financial risk. Ms. Nicolaidis applies her governance expertise as Chair of the Remuneration and Nominations Committee on her other board. She is also Advisor to Just Capital, a charity that, through research and data-driven tools, empowers market participants to build a more just economy.

Ms. Nicolaidis was Global General Counsel and Global Head of Risks & Controls of the Investment Banking Division of a global investment bank. Having worked to transform culture and accountability during turbulent markets, Ms. Nicolaidis combines strategic and risk-management experience with front-line leadership in change management.

Ms. Nicolaidis earned a BA in Economics from Yale, a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, an MS from Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service, and a Masters in EU Law from the Collège d’Europe (Bruges). She is fluent in English, French, and Greek and proficient in Spanish.

Ms. Nicolaidis currently is Chair of Georgetown University’s European Law Advisory Board, is Sustainability liaison of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association, and is on the IBA’s Women’s Interest Group. Georgetown University Law Center named Ms. Nicolaidis Adjunct Professor in 2020. Ms. Nicolaidis enjoys regular speaking engagements and is an author on capital markets and ESG topics.