Farzana Baduel is the Founder and CEO of Curzon PR.  She set up Curzon PR in 2009, having previously served as Vice-Chair of Business Relations for the Conservative Party.

Farzana has been appointed as the Resident Public Relations expert for the Oxford Foundry, the University of Oxford’s entrepreneurship centre, where she delivers masterclasses in PR and mentors entrepreneurs. 

Farzana is a Chartered PR practitioner with the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing who regularly lectures around the world on PR. She is a frequent contributor on the BBC, Forbes, the Financial Times and Al-Jazeera. She has also written for outlets such as The Guardian and PR Week and contributed to industry books. 

Farzana has been a judge for the Chartered Institute of Public Relations’ PR awards. She has won awards including Businesswoman of the Year at the Muslim Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the Media Professional of the Year at the Asian Media Awards. She donates her time and expertise to various organisations and audiences on a voluntary basis.