Mr. Bruetsch brings wide ranging experience working both with the European and Swiss military as well as the private sector. In his most recent role, he served as a House commander and team leader with ALTHEA, the European Union military peacekeeping mission in Bosnia & Herzegovina. While serving in Bosnia, Mr. Bruetsch was responsible for operational leadership and development of reports for his area.
Mr. Bruetsch’s previous military assignments have ranged from diplomatic coordination and unit leadership to data analytics and statistical analysis of cooperative multilateral military operations for the Swiss Army. While with the Swiss Defense Attaches’ Office, he carried out research projects on Russian security and military policy.
His private sector experience includes consulting projects in digital resilience and cyber risks for large organizations. He is skilled in Open Source intelligence, a key factor for rapid decision making in both the private and public sectors.
He holds degrees in Behavioral Science as well as International Politics and Intelligence. His dissertation centered on the role of the KGB in the August 1991 Coup attempt in the Soviet Union.
Nickolas resides in Switzerland, speaks four languages and has traveled extensively around the world