Ayesha Qureshi made her mark as a Community Relations Manager in preparation for the London Olympics 2012 bid. Previously she worked on community projects in Tower Hamlets and for the BBC.
Ayesha was awarded an MBE for her 2012 bid work in 2005. She played a prominent role in organizing the youth initiative that impressed the IOC. She notes, “We took 50 children to Singapore with us, and that was seen to be one of the clinches for us and had a very strong impact on the final decision day, and a lot of people voted for us because we had that youth element”.
After the Olympics bid work she has moved on to an international law firm Simmons & Simmons LLP where her client focus is financial institutions.