Staff and Affiliates

Ricardo Perez Nuckel

Senior Consultant


Ricardo Pérez Nuckel is a consultant, a mediator and a trainer and has been working in the field of negotiation since 2000. He is a Founding Partner of AlterNego, a conflict management and negotiation firm based in France, and is the Founder of AlterNegócio Brazil.

Ricardo presently specializes in conflict management systems and in helping organizations and communities to improve their negotiation, conflict management and crisis management capabilities.  He helps accompany change and structure conflict transformation and negotiation, be it in external or internal settings in the private and public sectors. As a mediator, Ricardo intervenes in team conflicts and also between organizations. In the public sector, he works on trust-building in sensitive contexts (organizations and communities in post-conflict countries such as Burundi, Timor Leste, Liberia, and Afghanistan) and also on community mediation in different cities in France (Toulouse, Lille, Montreuil). He also offers his expertise to different international organizations, like the United Nations, the World Bank and the Council of Europe. He has co-created a complex multilateral WTO type negotiation exercise “Negociatrix” and trained African negotiators from the ECOWAS attending WTO meetings. He has also developed the module on complex multilateral negotiations for the European Commission with ESSEC Iréné. As a researcher, Ricardo specializes in conflict dynamics, conflict management systems and intercultural issues.

Ricardo has published an innovative study in France on Conflict Management Systems (2009), and holds conferences regularly on topics of conflict management, negotiation and intercultural issues. He co-wrote a book on psychosocial risks (ESF, 2012) and a book entitled “How Negotiators Succeed” (DeBoeck, 2017).

Ricardo is Honduran and German, is married to a Brazilian, Liliane, and has a 9-year-old son, Raphaël. He holds a Masters in English and American Business Law (Sorbonne Law School, Paris 1) and an MBA (ESSEC Business School) and is fluent in five languages (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish).