After winning the National Diversity Award for gender in 2015, Funke Abimbola has continued to prove herself to be a persistent and tenacious lawyer by securing herself a place on the Debrett’s 500 2017 for law.
The Debrett’s 500 recognises Britain’s 500 most influential people. It has been carefully compiled by independent specialists in each of a number of sectors – from Advertising, Business and Fashion through to Politics and Science – who provide nominations for selection to Debrett’s.
The entry on the list had this to say about Funke:
“Funke Abimbola leads the UK and Ireland legal team of the world’s largest biotech company, Roche, and is the most senior black lawyer working in the UK pharmaceutical industry. She is a widely-cited spokesperson on diversity, commentating on issues for the BBC and Women in Media amongst other organisations. Her legal expertise has been recognised with numerous awards and in 2016 she was named one of Theresa May’s ‘Points of Light’, a daily award given to outstanding individual volunteers, for her work inspiring young people to achieve their potential regardless of barriers.”
We’re delighted to see a previous winner continuing their amazing work and wish Funke, and all other previous winners, the best for the future.
If you’d like to read about the other people on the list it can be found here: https://www.debretts.com/debretts-500-2017/
Written By: Alex Allen