Laela Tabrizi

Photograph of Laela Pakpour Tabrizi

Laela Pakpour Tabrizi was appointed to the British Library Board on 13 May 2019.

Laela is the Group Chief Financial Officer of MotorK, a high growth tech scale-up which is the leading European provider of digital solutions for automotive sales.

A key member of the executive leadership of this Venture Capital backed innovative Company, Laela is responsible for c.400 employees and the continued R&D development of a suite of cloud-based software as a service (“SaaS”) CRM and web-marketing products for automotive manufacturers, dealerships and after-sales service garages.

Prior to joining MotorK, Laela was Group CFO of VistaJet, a multi-billion dollar global private jet operator and before that worked for the French Corporate and Investment Bank BNP Paribas. In the Structured Finance department, Laela was a credit analyst in Paris and Vice President, Relationship Manager in NYC.

She has a Masters’ Degree in Finance and Strategy from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po) and a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

A former school governor and local council candidate, Laela was selected as a Franco British Young Leader in 2017 and also recently joined the Board of Women’s Refuge Ashiana Network. Laela has three young children, speaks several languages and enjoys running, doing yoga and reading.

Laela is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee.