20 February 2023

In this video, Nilema Bhakta-Jones, Group General Counsel for Kantar, talks about leadership and what makes a great leader, sharing her experiences of overcoming hurdles and managing competing priorities at work.

Inspired by her diverse career journey, she shares insight into her time working in commercial roles which enabled her to acquire skills that helped during her move into legal leadership.

A spotlight on Nilema Bhakta-Jones

Nilema is an Executive Team member and leads a global legal team responsible for delivering a global legal service aligned to Kantar’s growth strategy and priorities as an independent company. Before joining Kantar in 2021, Nilema was COO of Farillio, a legal tech platform for SMEs, CEO of Alacrity (a platform business for enterprise), and General Counsel of Ascential plc (250 FTSE) for 11 years.

Nilema also founded the Courageous Leadership Event to empower leaders to find the courageous leader within themselves and is a Board Adviser to Empathy Week. She qualified as a Barrister in 1994, worked for the British Government Legal Service, later joined international firm Simmons & Simmons as a litigator for 6 years before becoming a General Counsel.

This video is part of DLA Piper WIN’s Ask the General Counsel series, an interview conducted in collaboration with Crafty Counsel.

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