Larry is a private investor from Belgium who manages Armonia, his family office in Greenwich, Ct, USA focusing 100% on triple bottom line investments with a balanced emphasis on people, planet and profit. Armonia is supporting many innovators in the field such as Root Capital, RSF Social Finance, New Resource Bank, TBL Capital, B Corp and the GIIN. He is a Director of his family private equity group, Artal which invests through its advisor, the Invus Group with Weight Watchers as a major asset.
Larry's major focus overall is the regeneration of the environment for the benefit of humanity leveraging business to mimic nature. He has participated in several Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and has board-level involvement with major environmental groups (NRDC, Rainforest Alliance, and the International Polar Foundation). He is also involved with Ashoka which he helped launch in Belgium.
Larry has been actively engaged in various education projects both internationally (Up With People, World Campus International Japan, Cirenas environmental school Costa Rica) and locally (Montessori School, Convent of Sacred Heart where he founded the Barat Foundation, whose mission is to educate students in philanthropy).
He is passionate about music and has released several CD's as a singer/songwriter. Larry started Fun Machine, a music production company in New York.
He graduated in Economics from Louvain University in Belgium and received his MBAfrom Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan.