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Laura Frigenti

Global Head, International Development Assistant Services Institute, KPMG

Laura is an international senior executive with strategic and managerial leadership skills with international, non-profit, government and economic (World Bank and UN) organizations, including at the Cabinet level. She has in-depth knowledge and expertise of Africa, Central Asia, Europe and Latin America markets, with direct experience in dealing with political and business leaders in over 30 countries. Her experience ranged from finding immediate response to emerging crises, to agree on longer term development strategies, to identify innovative technical and financial instruments. In the past few years as head of the Italian Development Agency, she has been a vocal advocate for the role of international development to solve complex situations of fragility and instability, and a tireless proponent of development diplomacy. She is a frequent contributor to international events on various aspects of global development, and has written extensively on the topic