• Multi award-winning PR entrepreneur
  • Chartered Public Relations Practitioner
  • Ambassador and Resident PR Expert for the Oxford Foundry, the University of Oxford’s entrepreneurship centre
  • Expert media commentator on PR including BBC, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, PR Week, FT and Forbes
  • Editor of The PR Insider, a digital platform dedicated to the world of public relations
  • Former Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the UK Conservative Party

Farzana Baduel is the founder and CEO of Curzon PR. As a passionate advocate of strategic communications, she champions the power of PR as a dynamic force for building bridges and unifying the world’s voices into a global narrative. She set up Curzon PR in 2009, having previously served as Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the UK Conservative Party.

MEDIA PROFESSIONAL AND THOUGHT-LEADER

Farzana regularly lectures around the world on PR and women leadership and, as a thought-leader, is asked to contribute on the BBC, Forbes, The Financial Times and Al-Jazeera. She has also written for publications including The Guardian and PR Week. Her industry blogs can be found on the PR Insider.

CAMPAIGNER AND AMBASSADOR

Farzana is Ambassador and Resident PR Expert for The Foundry, the University of Oxford’s entrepreneurship centre, where she delivers masterclasses in PR and mentors female entrepreneurs. She is also the founder of TiE Women (London). TiE is the largest global entrepreneur network in the world. Farzana is also a committed campaigner for the economic empowerment of women.

ENTREPRENEUR

“Life is too short and shouldn’t be wasted working in a job you are not passionate about.”



Farzana’s philosophy drives Curzon. Recognised for her accomplishments, Farzana is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and has acted as a judge for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ national PR awards. Farzana was Businesswoman of the Year at the Muslim Awards 2016, Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards 2015 and the Media Professional of the Year at the Asian Media Awards 2014. She donates her time and expertise to various organisations and audiences on a voluntary basis. Farzana’s core specialisms include strategy, soft power, emerging markets, and international trade and FDI.

SELECTED PRESS

Farzana Baduel discusses violence against women in South Asia

Farzana Baduel discusses violence against women in South Asia

Brexit: The big debate

Brexit: The big debate

How to deal with political matters such as Brexit in the office

How to deal with political matters such as Brexit in the office

Brand marketing: 10 experts reveal their predictions for 2016

Brand marketing: 10 experts reveal their predictions for 2016

BBC Special: The Economy

BBC Special: The Economy

Farzana Baduel on Al Jazeera

Farzana Baduel on Al Jazeera

Changing The Narrative: Britain’s Asian Businesswomen Take Center Stage

Changing The Narrative: Britain’s Asian Businesswomen Take Center Stage

Curzon PR founder named “Businesswoman of the Year” at British Muslim Awards

Curzon PR founder named “Businesswoman of the Year” at British Muslim Awards

LIFE OF A PR

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PR TWITTERATI

9 years ago, I took a big step to leave a tax business behind and set up a pr business with zero experience in PR.… twitter.com/i/web/status/10602…

I hv had my fair share of business meetings in odd places, but today was something else In between our meeting… twitter.com/i/web/status/10601…

Working w @curzonpr team remotely across the world has its benefits....lots of travel ️ & adventure! Just landed i… twitter.com/i/web/status/10601…

Happy birthday to a dear friend on a well deserved break in Miami pic.twitter.com/Mc5kPWMTmU

National anthem | A good example of nation brand storytelling fostering social cohesion & a shared experience… twitter.com/i/web/status/10564…

Front page | Egypt My interview abt women entrepreneurs & the barriers they face in access to finance… twitter.com/i/web/status/10564…

En route to Cairo ️ Looking forward to speaking on country branding at @fourseasons wi… twitter.com/i/web/status/10561…

Personal storytelling like consumer brands should be based on authenticity twitter.com/WorldAffairsPro/st…

He goes on to question what would happen if we can re-write our inner monologues or silence them on occasion using… twitter.com/i/web/status/10514…

Insightful book exploring: Who are we? Where do our inner voices come from? - repetition of societies prejudices -… twitter.com/i/web/status/10514…

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