Farmida Bi named as next Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

Global People February 9, 2018

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP is pleased to announce that Farmida Bi has been elected by the partnership to be the next Chair.

Farmida, a partner in the banking and finance team and Head of Islamic Finance, Europe, will become Chair with effect from 1 May 2018, for a three year term. Her appointment will follow the expiry of the term of the current Chair, Stephen Parish.

Farmida will be involved in helping to steer the business through its 2020 business transformation program and embedding the global platform as well as supporting the firm’s international clients and practices. A London-based partner, Farmida has specialised in capital markets and Islamic finance for more than 20 years.

Martin Scott, Managing Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, comments:

“On behalf of the partnership, I would like to congratulate Farmida Bi on her election and thank Stephen Parish for his significant contribution to the development of the firm’s vision. Farmida’s knowledge and extensive experience of working within the global banking and finance industry will be invaluable to her role. I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with Farmida as part of the Norton Rose Fulbright global leadership team.”

Farmida Bi, partner, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, comments:

“I am privileged to be the first female partner to become Chair at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP. Following on from Stephen, and all that he has done for our business, is a great honour. I look forward to working with my talented colleagues around the world, building on our successes and the continued investment in our clients and people.”

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