Farzana Baduel is Founder and CEO of Curzon PR, the award-winning strategy and communications agency trusted by international governments, listed corporates and cultural brands. Farzana set up Curzon in 2009 after serving as Vice Chair of Business Relations for the British Conservative Party.
As a thought leader, she regularly contributes to international publications, writing on PR & marketing, entrepreneurship, emerging market brands going global and diversity in the media. She has provided expert commentary for the BBC, Forbes, FT, Al Jazeera and PR Week. Farzana is also Editor of The PR Insider, a digital platform dedicated to the world of public relations. Her keynote speaking engagements have included KPMG, Chartered Institute of Public Relations and King’s College London.
Farzana is the Co-Chair of TiE Women (London). TiE is the largest entrepreneur network in the world. She previously sat on the London board of the Institute of Directors and is communications adviser to the senior management and executive leaders of governments, corporates, luxury brands and global cultural initiatives. As a passionate advocate for diversity in the media, Farzana has fostered key partnerships with initiatives such as Creative Access, which aims to fill the disparity of ethnic minorities in the creative industries. She is frequently asked to speak at public forums and industry events and is a passionate advocate of equal opportunities within the workplace.
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 and the Media Professional of the Year at The Asian Media Awards 2014. Farzana has also been a judge for the CIPR awards, the leading industry body for PR in the UK.