Farmida Bi recognised in FN100 Most Influential Women in Finance 2023

Global Press release - Firm October 2023

Norton Rose Fulbright’s EMEA Chair Farmida Bi CBE has been included in Financial News’ 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance list 2023, marking the fifth consecutive year of her inclusion.

The list, which has been published annually since 2007, celebrates the women shaping the financial services industry across Europe.

Farmida has been Norton Rose Fulbright’s EMEA Chair since 2018 and was the firm’s Global Chair in 2022. She is recognised for her three decades of legal experience within debt capital markets and Islamic finance.

She is also celebrated for her role as Chair of Trustees for the Barbican Centre Trust, which raises funding for the Barbican – the largest performing arts centre in Europe – and for the Patchwork Foundation, a charity that promotes engagement in politics and civil society for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

She is also Chair of the International Regulatory Strategy Group Council, Vice-Chair of the Disasters Emergency Committee and an Honorary Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. 

Commenting on her 2023 inclusion, Farmida said:

“I once again feel privileged to be included in the Financial News’ 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance list for a fifth year, amongst so many inspirational women responsible for advancing positive change in our industry. I am particularly proud of the work we are doing as a firm to support our charitable, sustainability and diversity objectives, and I am dedicated to continuing to drive these initiatives forward with the support of our excellent teams.”

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