Fernando Lau

Chief Operating Officer

Fernando Lau is Chief Operating Officer of Academic Partnerships (AP). He manages the company’s day-to-day operations and guides strategy for serving AP’s university partners and positively impacting their students’ lives.

A seasoned global executive, Fernando joined AP from the technology platform Revelo, where he was Chief Revenue Officer. He previously spent more than a decade in EdTech leading global teams across marketing, business transformation, operations, and student and brand experience.

Raised in an emerging country, Fernando saw firsthand how education can transform lives and communities, which is now the core mission of his daily work at AP.

Fernando holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from EAESP – FGV (Brazil) and an MBA from Fundação Dom Cabral (Brazil). In his spare time, Fernando likes to spend time with his family, travel, and participate in any kind of sports.

What traits do you admire in a leader?

Humbleness, transparency, and boldness.

Which AP culture pillar resonates most with you and why?

Student Centered. Because if we do the right things for the students everything else is just a consequence.

What would you name your autobiography?

Continuous Improvement.