Nicole Kamaleson


Focused on mission-driven or for-purpose organizations, Nicole has advised on C-suite talent transitions, diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI), board/governance, human capital, and organizational development. She has expertise in sustainability, ESG, social finance, philanthropy, impact investing, international NGOs, think tanks/research, human rights, and the environment. Her work has spanned the globe in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Nicole has led senior executive searches at the Board, CEO, C-suite, Vice President, and regional and country director levels internationally.

Professionally, she has worked with boards in nearly all of her assignments navigating leadership transitions, writing corporate guidelines, developing and delivering board training. Nicole actively participated in the Harvard Business School’s Program on board leadership as well as the Policy Governance model with John & Miriam Carver. She is currently active in the Govern for Impact’s global network.

Sought after speaker, Nicole has been invited to speak at various globally-focused venues including Maxwell School’s Transnational NGO Initiative at Syracuse University, InterAction International on Growing Your Own Talent, Ronald McDonald House’s Global Leadership Conference on the Candidate-Driven Marketplace, adjunct professor at Eastern University on performance management, Global Impact Investing Network’s Investor Forum on diversity, equity and inclusion, and Mission Investors Exchange Institute on aligning organizational culture.

Within organizations, she has served in executive capacities in governance, organizational and board development, and senior human resource roles and presently serves as a board member of the Global Fund for Children and RefuSHE.

Nicole holds a BA in business administration/marketing and earned an MA in human resources development. Though her work expands the globe, she currently resides in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands.