Laura Herman

Laura is a Partner in Dalberg’s New York office with over 20 years of experience in global health.  She has worked with organizations across the social sector spectrum – corporations, private foundations, multilaterals and NGOs on issues ranging from strategy, stakeholder engagement, new market entry, advocacy, organizational effectiveness, and collaborative approaches to social change.  Her work has included in-country research in dozens of countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to joining Dalberg, Laura was based in Singapore as VP of Strategy and Advocacy for the inclusive business unit at Essilor where she focused on developing new business models to bring eyeglasses to 2.5 billion people living at the base of the economy pyramid.  Laura was also part of the founding team and a Managing Director at FSG, leading the Global Health and Gender Equity practices where she helped to grow the firm to a team of 160 consultants in 6 offices worldwide over 17 years.  Laura started her career at Deloitte Consulting, focused on large-scale organizational change initiatives.  She is a board member for the US Pharmacopoeia, working to advance the quality of medicines worldwide.  Laura is a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an advisor to AshokaU. She has been a board member for VillageReach, a non-profit focused on improving “last mile” drug distribution in the global south, and she was honored to be named one of the “50 Most Influential Social Innovators” and one of the “Women Super Achievers” by the World Sustainability Congress in 2018 and 2019. Laura holds an MBA with a certificate in Public Management from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. She also holds a MA in International Policy from Stanford University and a BBA in International Business from the University of Michigan.

Term Expires: December 31, 2026.