Nicholas Hodac

Government & Regulatory Affairs Executive, IBM

Nicholas Hodac is Governmental Programs Executive for IBM Europe. In his role for IBM Europe, Mr. Hodac is the European lead for Trade Policy and is also responsible for Governmental Affairs with the Belgian Governments. 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. 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.

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.