Lara Campos Tropa is graduated in Management and Administration, focus in European Studies, by the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas, Universidade Técnica de Lisboa. In 1999, Lara joined IBM in Portugal as an intern of the Communications and External Programs Division. Between 2000 and 2005 Lara joins IBM EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in Paris, where she took on several roles, including management positions in Communications and Executive Communications. In 2006 Lara returns to IBM in Portugal as responsible for Internal and Executive Communications. In that same year she got an international certification for Corporate Education Core Business Program, from Duke University, EUA.
In 2011, she graduated from a two year IBM Leadership Development Program – IBM Corporation. Lara is the Manager of Marketing, Communications and Citizenship, IBM Portugal, Board member of IBM Portugal and board member of APCE.