BRUSSELS, September 29, 2020 -- BCW, a leading global communications agency, today announced the appointment of Shada Islam as a Senior Advisor.
Ms Islam is a highly respected independent commentator and political strategist specialising in European Union (EU) affairs, with a particular focus on Europe’s relations with Asia and Africa, geo-politics and trade, and diversity and inclusion.
Ms Islam previously worked as Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe, an influential Brussels think-tank. In 2017, she was selected as one of the 20 most influential women in Brussels by Politico. She is also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe and a Solvay Fellow at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB). With over three decades as a writer and journalist, she has built a reputation as a leading commentator on the EU’s domestic and foreign policy agendas. Today, she regularly contributes to leading media such as The Guardian and Politico.
Andrew Cecil, CEO of BCW Brussels, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Shada to BCW. As one of Brussels’ most respected thought leaders, we look forward to Shada’s counsel on the geo-political trends shaping today’s policy environment. Her insights and experience will be invaluable to help navigate increasing complex global political dynamics. Shada’s passion for diversity and inclusion will also help guide BCW, how we build our teams, as well as counsel our clients.”
Ms. Islam added: “I am thrilled to start my new role as Senior Advisor with the dynamic BCW team. It will be a privilege to collaborate with colleagues across BCW’s impressive global network. There is nothing I like more than exploring and counselling on the politics of the European Union, its multi-faceted interactions with Asia and Africa, and the necessity to build a more diverse and inclusive Europe. I look forward to adding to BCW's international expertise and visibility and partnering with BCW’s teams and clients on these important global issues.”