Lawrence was a Co Founder of Dakia Global LLC, the ultimate holding company of a JV with the Universal Music Group which together are creating and building music themed hotels, districts and cities. He was also Chair of Be Energy, a green energy company specializing in the conversion of waste and plantation timber to a post fossil fuel green diesel.
He was voted into the top 100 list of the world’s most inspiring people for the year 2019 by Ooom Magazine, and in 2017 was voted by SALT magazine as among the top 25 most Conscious Global Leaders. In 2016 Lawrence received an award at the UN from the Humanitarian Innovation Forum for Conscious Leadership.
Lawrence was appointed the first Chairman of the World Economic Forum, Global Agenda Council on Urban Management and he was a current alumna of all Agenda Councils. He was former Chairman of the UN Environmental Programme, Green Economy Initiative, Green Cities, Buildings and Transport Council. Lawrence enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the property industry. Among several senior positions, he sat on the Executive Committee of the Intercontinental Hotel Group from where he managed their $3Bn.global real estate portfolio. Whilst there he created an environmental manual for the group that was adopted by Prince Charles and is now in use in over five million hotel bedrooms worldwide.