Joshua Siaw MBE named among Britain’s top ten most influential Black people

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White & Case LLP partner Joshua Siaw MBE has been recognized as the sixth most influential Black person in the UK and the most influential in law by the Powerlist 2024. This is the ninth consecutive year Siaw has been named to the Powerlist.

The Powerlist 2024, published by Powerful Media, honors the 100 most influential Black people in Britain from a variety of industries, including law, business, academia, technology, sports and the arts. This year's winners were selected for their "ability to positively alter events and change lives as demonstrated over a reasonable period of time" by an independent panel of judges.

"It is a privilege to have been highly ranked by the Powerlist. I am proud to be recognized alongside other influential role models whose leadership, achievements and community impact are an inspiration to people in the UK and abroad," said Siaw.

Siaw, the youngest person on the Powerlist 2024 Top 10, joins other influential public leaders such as Editor-in-Chief of British Vogue Edward Enninful OBE, Bank of England CFO Afua Kyei and politician and activist Baron Woolley of Woodford.

Siaw, a partner in White & Case's Global Debt Finance Practice and director of the Firm's Africa practice, advises corporations, governments, banks and other financial institutions on cross-border project development and finance transactions in Africa. He was selected in 2018 as the only lawyer to join Prime Minister Theresa May on her trade mission to Africa. In 2019, he was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of his services to the law, UK legal services and his contribution to UK trade and investment in Africa. In January 2023, he was appointed co-chair of the UK government's Africa Investors Group alongside His Majesty's Trade Commissioner for Africa, John Humphrey. He is a member of the Global Britain Sub-Group of the UK Board of Trade and the UK government's Africa Green Growth Advisory Council.