Lucas van Praag
Lucas is the managing partner at Fitzroy. Prior to starting Fitzroy in 2012, Lucas was a partner and the Global Head of Corporate Communications at Goldman Sachs. In addition to managing the firm’s corporate activities, he was actively engaged in providing strategic communications advice to a wide range of the firm’s clients.
Lucas started his financial career as a banker with Bankers Trust Company in New York. Following nine years at Bankers Trust, he ran a UK manufacturing company, worked as a management consultant, was the managing director of a publishing company and was one of the first partners at Brunswick Group, a leading international corporate communications consultancy.
At Brunswick, Lucas advised on a wide variety of issues and transactions for clients in the UK, Europe, South Africa and the US. These included hostile bid and defense mandates, privatizations, primary and secondary capital raisings, crises and management and board changes. He also worked on corporate and investment issues for private equity firms and asset management companies.
Lucas is a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, a member of the Board of Directors of FACES at NYU Langone Medical Center and serves on the Board of Trustees of Eaglebrook School in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Durham in the UK with a joint honors degree in economics and economic history.