Born in Santiago de Chile in 1990 from two physician parents, Nicolas Larrain grew up in a health related environment. In school he stood out academically and as a confederate basketball player. He got accepted in the Professional Business Administration program at Universidad de Chile, and completed his bachelor in science in economics in early 2014, graduating with distinction. Health economic interest emerged in this stage, taking courses on development economics, public policy and other disciplines related to social and direct determinants of population health. All this interest led to his final thesis "Equity in Financing Chile's Health System" where a comparable index of financing equity was constructed and compared in three periods in Chile.

After completing with honors his Professional Business Administration degree in late 2014, Mr Larrain worked as substitute professor in Universidad Mayor and as an assistant consultant for "Estratégica" consulting. Leading a university class was a very enriching experience, especially considering oratory and communication skills. As an assistant consultant he was given the opportunity to work together with experienced and renowned Economist, PhD and former minister Alvaro García.

In 2015 Mr Larrain joined the team of the Jameel Abdul Latieef Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) leading in the field a randomized controlled trial for a policy impact evaluation. The trail considered 6000 participants, recruited from the least favored sectors of Santiago. Working for J-PAL provided national and international experience in impact evaluation, including strong data analysis and project and partners management skills.

Following his interest in healthcare Nicolas gives a shift to his career enrolling in late 2016 in the master of International Healthcare Management, Economics and Policy at SDA Bocconi in Milan, Italy. As part of this program he completes a 6 months internship in OptiMedis AG, standing out for the creation of a probabilistic Markov chain to estimate the budget impact, potential savings and health benefit of different health interventions in a variety of populations. Graduating with distinction from the master in February 2018, he starts working as a research assistant and coauthor in a publication on Population Health Management together with Professor Verdiana Morando, PhD.

In May 2018 he is awarded with a position on the International Training Network for Healthcare Performance Intelligence Professionals, and will be working on innovative strategies for measuring and improving the performance of integrated health care systems.