Fabrice Pothier is the head of policy planning in the private office of the Secretary General of NATO, and oversees the review of current and future strategic policy issues facing NATO. 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 most active 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, Fabrice Pothier was head of policyanalysis 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 the Japanese energy group Osaka Gas. He holds Masters degrees from London Metropolitan University and Université de Versailles.