In my own words…
Graduating at the University of Navarra, I am currently specializing in Branding at the Center for Brand Research at The University of Texas. Having taken business courses at IESE Business School, I have also participated in several international congresses on advertising and communication, and my Final Research Thesis on Business Communications was awarded with the maximum distinction. I have founded and I currently chair SBALS, a non-profit organization focused on empowering Youth Leadership Development.
Highly devoted to brands and simplicity, at age 15 I had my first entrepreneur business incursion with the founding of Artvertise, a corporate communications cabinet. I later worked at the advertising agency BBDO and at the media & entertainment movie producer Filmax. Following the vision of SBALS, I am now very excited to move to New York to work at the World Youth Alliance of the United Nations. I have a strong passion to develop value for people, whether organizations or individuals in order to help them reach their goals, and I believe we should all be committed on youth development advocacy.
With 20 years old, I have had a truly cross-cultural experience, having travelled to over 25 countries in +5 continents and lived in the United States, UK and Spain. Member of the American Marketing Association.
Nicolas de Salas is the Global President and founder of SBALS, an international non-profit organization that connects global leaders to society.
Nicolas is graduating in Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Navarra, where he served as President of the Student’s Government Body in 2012. He specialized in branding at the University of Texas at Austin and continued his education in Princeton University and IESE Business School. His Final High School Research Thesis on Business Communication was awarded with the maximum distinction and granted him the admission to Navarra.
Since young, Nicolas has had a strong interest in corporate communications and branding. He began researching on advertising at 12 years old and he later founded a corporate communications freelance cabinet, at 15. He has developed and pursued a professional experience in the entertainment, advertising and marketing industries, having worked at the film production company Filmax, at the advertising agency BBDO, and most recently at the World Youth Alliance in New York –where he worked with the United Nations, the European Union and several embassies in youth development, communication, and advocacy matters. He is also an occasional guest speaker on entrepreneurship and communication in different forums and colloquiums.
As president of SBALS, Nicolas leads an international team of over 150 officers distributed along 10 different countries, providing direct service to a wide membership of young entrepreneurs all around the globe.
Avid traveller, he has visited over 25 countries all along the 5 continents and has lived and worked in the United States, the U.K., and Spain.
Nicolas is fluent in English, Spanish, and Catalan; and babbles a little bit of French.