Nilema Bhakta-Jones

Nilema Bhakta-Jones

Chief Operating Officer

Nilema Bhakta-Jones, COO, Mom, Mentor, Philanthropist and Founder of Courageous Leaders Event.

The event was set up to empower women, which in turn funds an education project for adolescent girls in Zimbabwe run by charity Plan International UK.

About Nilema:
Before joining Farillio, Nilema was CEO of Alacrity, General Counsel of Ascential plc (250 FTSE) for 11 years and advised on international and domestic M&A, JVs, IP and a broad range of legal contentious & regulatory issues. She is a regular speaker on legal industry developments, panellist and mentor. Nilema was called to the Bar in 1994, worked for the British Government Legal Service, later for Simmons & Simmons for 6 years before becoming a GC. She is listed in The Lawyer’s Hot100 for 2013, Legal Business GC Powerlist 2016, and awarded 2017 Global Counsel award by Legal Era Conclave and the Inspirational Women in Law Award - Champion of the Year 2018 awarded by First100years and Sparks21.

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Overcoming burnout

by Nilema Bhakta-Jones

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