Credit Suisse

Laura Hemrika

Laura Hemrika is Global Head of Corporate Citizenship & Foundations at Credit Suisse, leading the bank’s global social commitment in financial inclusion, financial education and future skills. This includes global and regional initiatives and the humanitarian and disaster relief activities of the Credit Suisse Foundation, as well as the local grant giving of the bank’s regional foundations. Laura’s team also leads the engagement of over 18,000 bank employees through volunteering activities. Her work also includes close collaboration with the bank’s client philanthropy and impact investing work, particularly on new investment product development, public-private partnership design and thought leadership initiatives.

Prior to Credit Suisse, Laura worked in strategy consulting at Booz & Company as well as for a number of private and public sector players in the fields of microfinance, fintech, social enterprise and education. She is Chairwoman of the European Microfinance Platform and a committee member of the Swiss Capacity Building Facility, a public-private development partnership with the Swiss government.

Laura has an MA from Boston College and an MBA from London Business School. She is a member of the Aspen Institute Global Leaders Forum.