Laura Halonen is originally from Helsinki, Finland, yet has lived in the Netherlands for many years. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration, with a focus on International and European Governance. She has several years of work experience for various international organisations and companies. Before joining IWA as a Membership Officer, she worked for an NGO called World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO) as a Membership and Monitoring Officer. In this role, she was responsible for handling various membership enquiries and monitoring members’ compliance with the ten principles of Fair Trade, based on UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Laura has always been interested in politics, sustainable developments and innovations, as well as fair and sustainable trade.