Lauri replaces Shaun Casey, who left the agency in October. The position was filled in the interim by Scott Graf, who remains at BCD M&I.
The appointment follows new business wins, which BCD M&I plans to build on by expanding in Europe.
Lauri was previously Madrush Trading AB managing director, and prior to that spent six years at Rosenbluth International Business Travel, where he held a number of roles including overseeing EMEA accounts and management of offices in Scandinavia and the Middle East.
"This is an exciting time for the company," said Lauri. "We're seeing an acceleration in our acquisition of strategic meetings management accounts, and as companies resume their events activities, our services are increasingly in demand. I see opportunity all around and believe that BCD M&I is uniquely positioned to win new clients."