Laura Derks

Emerging markets advisor. The Netherlands

Laura Derks


University of Amsterdam: Master’s degree in Digital Business. Research: predicting adoption of technologies in developing countries
Jiao Tong University of Shanghai: Minor in Political Science with a focus on China’s influence in Asia
University of Groningen: Bachelor’s degree in International Business

Job Title: Project manager

As a Project Manager, Laura is involved in multiple projects. These projects involve both private and public-private partnerships in Africa and Asia.


After working two years in digital transformation in the financial industry, Laura has joined the Larive team as a Project Manager beginning of 2022. Laura has studied and lived in South Africa, Slovakia and China. Laura applies her international experience to advise companies expanding their business to high-growth markets.