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However problematic life might be within the country as fuel prices hike up and the employment rate goes down, seeing people from our country achieving the heights of success is a good feeling indeed. Recently, a Pakistani was made CEO of KFC Global and now, another Pakistani-born is about to head another renowned international organization. Farmida Bi will be heading Norton Rose Fulbright as its Global Chair.

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Global Chair – Norton Rose Fulbright

Farmida Bi from London capital markets and Islamic finance partner, CBE, will take over her role as Global Chair from January 1st, 2022. At Norton Rose Fulbright, Farmida will focus on excelling the client service and encouraging a culture of connectivity and inclusivity throughout all the branches spread across the world.

At this very firm, Farmida had been a chair was for the region Europe, Middle East, and Asia (EMEA). It was a position achieved through elections in 2018 and was to last for three years But earlier this year, she got re-elected for another term. At this position as well, Farmida had focused on global connectivity, social responsibility, inclusivity, and sustainability.

Farmida Bi

Farmida Bi has numerous medals to her name. She has made it to iconic lists such as “Top 20 Most Influential in Legal Services 2021” and “100 Most Influential Women in European Finance” from 2019-2021. Farmida was named in the HERoes Top 100 Role Model List 2020 and 2019. Moreover, she got featured in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 Leaders 2019 as well.

To get more specific, she was amongst Britain’s top five most powerful Muslim women. In 2020, her services to the law and to charity by HM The Queen were as well as, she was recognized as she was made a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE).

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Ready to take charge

Farmida Bi, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chair for 2022, said:

“I am delighted to be appointed Global Chair, and I look forward to working with my amazing colleagues around the world to nurture a culture of inclusivity and innovation. We are facing unprecedented changes, both as a firm and as a society, as we emerge from the global pandemic and respond to the climate crisis.”

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She added:

“I want us to be bold in taking advantage of the opportunities that have been created and be recognized as the world’s leading truly global law firm. I also look forward to celebrating, supporting, and connecting with my colleagues across the world. They are at the heart of everything we do, and they have been extraordinary in their dedication and focus over the last two years. ”

Gerry Pecht, Norton Rose Fulbright’s Global Chief Executive, said:

“Farmida Bi has distinguished herself as a leader at our firm and an award-winning lawyer in the global business community. I would like to thank Shauna Clark, our outgoing Global Chair, for her contributions in this role, and I look forward to working with Farmida to further enhance our firm for our clients and our people.”

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