Nicolai is the founder and CEO of AKO Capital, a leading $17 billion equity hedge fund. Before setting up AKO Capital, he was a partner at Egerton Capital (1997-2002). He has a BA in economics from Wharton where he now sits on the Board. He also has an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute and in 2017 he received a Master’s degree in Social Psychology from the LSE. In 2013 Nicolai set up the AKO Foundation which draws on its £150m funding base to support various charitable initiatives within the arts and education. He is a Governor of London's University of the Arts and has recently donated his Nordic art collection to a new Kunstsilo Art Museum in his hometown of Kristiansand, Norway.
Bite Back 2030 is founded by chef and campaigner Jamie Oliver, philanthropist Nicolai Tangen, and chaired by World Food Prize winner Lawrence Haddad.