Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive at IBM Europe
Nicholas Hodac is Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive for IBM Europe. In his role for IBM Europe, Mr. Hodac is the European lead for Trade Policy and the Internet of Things, and is also responsible for Government Affairs with the Belgian Governments. Mr. Hodac is Chair of the Transatlantic TF at the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU and also chairs the Policy WG at the Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation.
Prior to joining IBM Europe, Mr. Hodac worked for Ford of Europe as Head of the Brussels EU Affairs Office. In his role for Ford, Mr. Hodac was responsible for all relations with the European Institutions. In addition, Mr. Hodac also had lead responsibility for Trade, Industrial Policy, Vehicle Safety and Environment.
Before joining Ford, Mr. Hodac worked for General Motors Europe (GME) as Manager EU Affairs in its Governmental Affairs office located in Brussels, Belgium. In his role for GME, Mr. Hodac was responsible for Environment, Energy and Vehicle Safety. During his time at GME, Mr. Hodac has also worked in General Motors’ Governmental Affairs office in Washington D.C., USA.
Before joining GME, Mr. Hodac worked in the European Parliament as an assistant advisor to the EPP-ED Group in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee. He was responsible for writing reports on the state of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection in Central Eastern Europe, and providing advice on legislative dossiers going through the IMCO Committee.
Mr. Hodac holds a Masters in European Foreign Policy from the Institute of European Studies at the University of Brussels, Belgium. Prior to that he graduated from the University of New York in Prague, Czech Republic, with a Bachelor in European and International Economics; and from the University of Brussels, Belgium, with a Bachelor in Law.