Managing Partner EME, ReedSmith
Tamara Box is an internationally recognised expert in strategic financial advice, management and team building, with more than 25 years of experience establishing and growing successful professional services businesses in several jurisdictions. As the Managing Partner, Europe & Middle East at international law firm Reed Smith LLP, she is a member of the six partner senior management team of the global firm and also responsible for the eight offices in Europe and the Middle East, including almost 800 lawyers and staff. Tamara sits on the global board of the firm, one of the largest law firms in the world with almost $1.2 billion in revenues and more than 29 offices in the US, Middle East, Europe and Asia.
An American citizen who is dual-qualified to practice law in both the US and the UK, she has worked and lived in the US, Asia, and Europe, while advising clients all over the world, including in the Middle East, Turkey, South Africa, Russia, Eastern Europe, the UK and Asia.
She has lived in London since 1997 and has established herself not only in legal and financial circles but also in areas of governance, management and diversity. Tamara is a member of the Court of Governors of the London School of Economics (LSE) as well as a member of the Audit Committee of the LSE. She is also a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute. She is a founding member of the Steering Committee of the 30% Club, a group of Chairmen and CEOs dedicated to increasing the gender balance of corporate boards and the executive pipeline. She is a member of The Committee of 200 (C200), an invitation-only membership organisation of the world’s most successful women business leaders, and of Women Corporate Directors. Tamara is the chair of the “Women of Influence” campaign for Cancer Research UK, which both fundraises to support women scientists and provides cross industry mentorship to such scientists. Finally, Tamara also sits on the Advisory Board of Theirworld, an international children’s charity founded by Gordon and Sarah Brown that seeks to change the lives of children around the world through health and education initiatives.
Her expertise in finance has contributed to her receiving numerous awards, including being nominated every year and a two-time winner of “Best in Structured Finance” at Euromoney’s Women in Business Law Awards. She is annually included in the list of The Legal 500’s Legal Experts and the International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers, is one of only a few “Eminent” lawyer in the Chambers’ UK Guide. In 2019, Tamara was ranked 30th in the Global Yahoo Finance HERoes Women Role Model List and shortlisted for Woman in Law at the British Legal Awards. In 2018, Tamara was Highly Commended as Woman Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society of England & Wales and ranked 15th in the Financial Times & HERoes 100 Champions of Women in Business list. Tamara was ranked 9th in the Financial Times & HERoes 50 Champions of Women in Business list in 2017. She was named the Champion of Rising Stars (Mentor) in the We Are the City Rising Star Awards in 2016 and also won the Mentor of the Year at the Women of the Future awards in 2016. Tamara was named a Top 30 Inspirational Woman and Champion of Diversity by Brummel Magazine in 2015.
Tamara holds an honours degree in Monetary Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science as well as a Juris Doctor degree with honours from Georgetown Law Centre in Washington, D.C.