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Laura Amaya

Senior Consultant

Laura has a background in urban design and planning policy. She has experience advising private and nonprofit sector clients on inclusive markets and shared value across Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

At FSG, Laura has supported a range of corporate, nonprofit, and foundation clients to address social challenges in complex geographies. She leads projects primarily in the inclusive markets and shared value approach areas, which have spanned across sectors including global health, extractives, finance, and agriculture. Recent consulting projects include creating a global framework for shaping inclusive economies, advising on the social investment strategy of an extractives company in Latin America, and studying the Family Planning Market in India on behalf of a global nonprofit. Laura is fascinated by the potential of untapped innovation as a catalyst for development, and believes in the power of market-based solutions in addressing social issues around the globe.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Laura was part of the urban design team at Perkins Eastman’s India office, where she participated in large-scale urban projects across South and South East Asia. She has also worked on a public-private affordable housing project in her native Colombia, and has conducted extensive research on informal settlements in South America as a research scholar at Cornell University.

Education

  • Cornell University, Bachelor of Architecture
  • Minors: Latin American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning

Languages

  • Spanish, English (fluent)
  • Italian, French, Portuguese, and Hindi (proficient)

On working at FSG

"Working at FSG is exciting because we help global leaders see the business imperative of addressing social problems. We are ambitious about the scale of impact, yet humble in recognizing that social change involves huge complexity. FSG is a really energizing place to work because our teams around the world are creative, hardworking, and constantly willing to learn from clients and partners."