Farzana Baduel is Founder and CEO of Curzon PR, an award-winning global strategic communications firm. Farzana set up Curzon in 2009 after previously serving as Vice Chair of Business Relations for the British Conservative Party.
Farzana has nurtured Curzon PR, driving it forward as an international leading communications agency, representing clients ranging from government projects for Russia, South Korea, Bahrain, Canada, Guinea-Conakry and China to listed global corporates in the US, UK & India such as DLF, India’s largest commercial real estate developer. Luxury consumer brands include; Good Earth, India’s leading design house and Missoni, legendary high-end Italian fashion house. Arts & Culture projects include; the Ukrainian Biennale and Hyper Japan, the largest Japanese cultural festival outside of Japan.
Contributing to publications such as The Guardian, Farzana writes on PR & Marketing, entrepreneurship, emerging markets and diversity in the media. She has provided expert commentary for the BBC, Forbes, FT, Al Jazeera and PR Week. Farzana is also the editor of The PR Insider, a digital platform dedicated to the world of public relations. Keynote speaking engagements have included KPMG, Chartered Institute of Public Relations and King’s College London. Farzana is currently the Co-Chair of TiE Women (London). TiE is the largest entrepreneur network in the world. She previously sat on the London board of Institute of Directors (YDF) and is communications adviser to governments, corporates, luxury brands and entrepreneurs.
Farzana has won Businesswoman of the Year at the Muslim Awards 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2015, Women of Colour Achievement Awards 2015 presented by the Women Presidents’ Organisation in New York and the Media Professional of the Year at The Asian Media Awards 2014. Farzana has also been a judge on the CIPR awards, which is a leading industry body for PR in the UK.
• Multi award-winning PR entrepreneur
• Expert media commentator on PR including BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, PR Week, FT and Forbes
• Editor of The PR Insider, a digital platform dedicated to the world of public relations
• Former Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the Conservative Party