London First, the capital’s leading business campaign group, today announced that Tanuja Randery has been appointed to its Board.
Tanuja brings over 25 years’ experience in senior roles across the technology, telecoms and industries sectors, most recently as CEO, UK& Ireland, for Schneider Electric, the global energy management firm. Prior to this, she served as an Operating Executive with private equity firm, Apax Partners.
Alongside her London First Board role, Tanuja will join management consulting firm McKinsey & Company in June as a Partner in their London office.
Tanuja has a strong track-record in championing talent and diversity in business, founding the PowerWomen network in 2015 — a network for senior executive women in London — and was awarded the Top 50 Champion for Women in Business award in 2017 and 2018 by FT/HERoes. She has extensive Board experience, serving as a Non-Executive Director for Proximus Group, the Belgian telecommunications company, and Zensar Technology Services, a global IT services firm listed in India.
Paul Drechsler, CBE, Chairman of London First, said: “London’s worldwide competition isn’t standing still, and neither are we. Tanuja’s international perspective on investment and strategy will bring an invaluable view on keeping London top of the global charts: staying open to the talented people we need, building the homes they need and the transport links vital to keeping our city moving.”
Tanuja Randery added: “London’s been home for over 15 years and I love the international foundations, diversity of businesses and breadth and depth of culture it offers. I am delighted to join the London First Board, helping to keep our capital the best city in the world to do business.”
Tanuja joins a line-up of senior business leaders on the London First Board, including Evelyn Bourke, Bupa’s Group CEO; Peter Norris, chairman of Virgin Group; Martin Brok, president of Starbucks EMEA; Dame Inga Beale, former chief executive of Lloyd’s of London; David Sproul, chief executive of Deloitte UK; and Angela Jain, managing director of ITV Studios.
Over the course of its 25-year history London First, which campaigns to make the capital the best place to do business, has been at the forefront of identifying solutions to the city’s challenges. It was instrumental in creating the role of Mayor of London, pioneered Teach First, driven the campaign for Crossrail and a third runway at Heathrow.
Details of London First’s Board members can be found here.
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