Farah London DStG
Entrepreneur l Political Figure l Philanthropist
Farah London DStG, a Dame to the International Knightly Order Valiant of St George – The Order of St. George, a Freeman of the City of London and mayoral candidate for the Mayor of London Elections 2021. She is a visionary entrepreneur, with over 22 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, she continues to drive successful initiatives across five continents in global trade. The Founder of BACK 2 BUSINESS an award-winning global trading network and business forum, that has facilitated over £100 million of trade and investment around the world.
Farah London DStG, a Dame to the International Knightly Order Valiant of St George – The Order of St. George a Freeman of the City of London and mayoral candidate for the Mayor of London Elections 2021, she ran as an independent candidate, entering the political arena as a candidate for the first time. She not only became a celebrated voice for the people across London, but she also highlighted the social injustices being suffered by businesses and residents. This earnt Farah a total of 58,051 votes from the electorates, that believed in her vision for London. Farah continues to be a social advocate for important causes, committing to deliver items from her comprehensive manifesto for London, through private funding.
She previously held a successful career in reinsurance, initially as a broker to Lloyds of London and then as an underwriter for one of the largest international reinsurance companies, writing global multi billion-pound policies, in liability, energy, terrorism, political violence, kidnap & ransom, hospitality and environmental liability.
Farah has held several board positions during her career. In 2008 she was appointed to the board of the British Business Group (BBG), where she served a 5-year term as Chair for the BBG’s Insurance Focus Group. She also served as the Director of the event committee for ‘Women in Insurance – WII’, a Non-Profit organisation empowering professional women in insurance in the UAE. She also sat on the board of the British Chamber of Commerce in Turkey as a senior advisor. She is also currently on the board of the Royal Society of St. George, of which Her Majesty is patron, and the English Business Council. Farah has also been awarded as a Freeman of the City of London.
Farah devotes herself to the community by being an active volunteer for several social justice programs and charity organisations over the past 20 years. As a philanthropist, Farah has devoted significant resources and commitment to supporting charities and is personally active in assisting with projects that benefit important causes. She has been praised for the transformative benefits to people’s lives she has been able to achieve through her community work. Among the many causes she contributes to, she has a particular devotion to caring for the homeless, supporting those with mental health challenges, and helping young people avoid the lure of gang violence through mentoring.