Laura has 11 years of international experience in consulting and advisory. She has developed a deep knowledge of the energy sector through operational projects and extensive analysis of market rules and government policies (at GCC and European level). With a thorough understanding of key regulatory challenges, Laura is also a coach and trainer for start up and innovation projects inside organisations, having contributed to programmes such as Pitch@Palace (sponsored by the Duke of York and Khalifa Fund) in the UAE, in several innovation departments set-up and to the development of Sia Partners Datascience practice.
Strategist and execution professional, with 12+ years of experience across the MENA, SEA, and Europe. Digital ecosystem builder and advisor of governments, technology companies, and startups on digital transformation, policies, innovation strategies, business plans, partnerships, and operating models. Aficionado of for-profit social enterprises with strong expertise in the entrepreneurship space along business development, due diligence, sales, and marketing. Advised, mentored, and helped fundraise for various startups and social enterprises in the MENA and SEA region. Judge of several entrepreneurship forums and competitions. Strong believer in untapped regional and global technology potential in improving the quality of life and economy for developing and developed countries. Working on exciting solutions to solve key challenges that will bring economic, social, or environmental upside for the MENA/ GCC region, utilizing forward looking policies, technology strategies and execution.
Behavioural Change & Sustainability
An ex-strategy consultant with 10 years’ experience across multiple industries & geographies, assuming leadership positions with innovative companies & startups in the middle east over recent years. An excellent team player, business oriented with strong interpersonal skills.
Sustainability & Policy Earth Matters
For over fourteen years, Tanzeed has promoted positive change on climate change, energy and environmental conservation across three continents within government, industry, businesses and communities. At Earth Matters Consulting, he is responsible to leading and growing the business with a number of different clients. A few key projects include managing a global sustainability prize based in the region, leading the development of Dubai’s Climate Change Adaptation Strategy on energy, food and financial services, developing a report on solar powered desalination in the UAE and running a training programme on climate change for employees of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. Tanzeed’s previous experience includes directing the Climate Change, Energy & Sustainability work of the World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the UAE and GCC region. Previously he was Science Policy Advisor for Energy & Climate Change at the UK’s independent scientific academy, the Royal Society and Project Manager for Carbon Sense, a consulting firm helping businesses develop climate change strategies. Tanzeed has a post graduate MSc in Conservation from University College London and BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Edinorough.