Laela Pakpour Tabrizi

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

Laela is Director Consumer Converged Finance at Virgin Media O2 and has extensive financial and executive management experience. Prior to joining VMO2, she was CFO of three innovative and fast growing founder-owned and private equity-backed businesses including an Airline, a SaaS business and an EdTech company.

Laela had a formative career at BNP Paribas in their Structured Finance Division in Paris and New York City. Education: London School of Economics (Bsc. International Relations), Sciences Po Paris (MSc. Finance and Strategy).

Laela has 3 children and is based in London. She also sits on the Board of the FTSE 250 listed Big Yellow Storage Company, where she holds the position of Chair of the Audit Committee. She was selected as a Franco British Young Leader in 2017.

Laela is Deputy Chair (acting chair) of the Audit Committee of the British Library and also sits on the BL Board's remuneration committee.