Dr Lara Stoimenova
Lara is a competition and regulatory policy expert/economists with over 20 years’ experience. During her career Lara has worked for regulatory bodies, consultancies and private companies, giving her a well-rounded understanding of how competition and regulatory analysis can best be used to inform effective decision making. She is an independent associate of DT Economics.
Until recently she was a partner at Flint Global and Co-Head of its Competition and Regulatory practice; in this role she provided competition, regulatory and strategic advice to clients on how to manage the impact of changes in regulation, competition law and government policy on their business. Prior to that, Lara was an Inquiry Director in the Markets and Mergers Directorate of the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), leading various market investigations and internal strategic projects.
Before joining the CMA, Lara worked for the UK's communications regulator, Ofcom, where she was a Programme Director focussing on European and UK telecommunications policy and Chair of the BEREC Expert Working Group on Remedies (Body of European Regulators for Electronic Communications). Prior to this, she spent four years in Arthur Andersen’s Economic and Financial Consulting team leading major litigation and valuation projects across different sectors.
Lara is a Non-Executive Member on the Board of the Jersey Competition Regulatory Authority and Portsmouth Water. She is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committees in both organisations.