Dr. Larissa van der Lugt is the executive director of RHV BV, research institute in Urban, Ports and Transport Economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and she is the Managing Director for MEL.
As senior researcher / project coordinator Larissa van der Lugt is experienced (about 20 years) in research projects and policy advice on port and maritime economics, port management and port related logistics development. Before joining the Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2001, she has worked with the Dutch Ministry of Transport (one year) and with a consulting and engineering company Fredric Harris Inc. (four years).
In her actual work Larissa van der Lugt applies (academic) knowledge and skills to practical problem analyses and policy issues. Research projects are done for a broad range of national and international customers and with national and international partners. She specializes in port governance, port management and port performance. She has written a PhD thesis on the strategy of port authorities.
As academic teacher and course coordinator Larissa van der Lugt is experienced in the development of and teaching in higher educational programs, both regular as executive education. Main courses are Port Economics, Port Governance and Strategies, Strategic Aspects of Transport and Logistics firms, Maritime Logistics.