Shiura Rasheed

Operations Lead and EMENA Programme Manager

Shiura is TrustLaw's Operations Lead and EMENA Programme Manager. As Operations Lead, Shiura ensures that TrustLaw’s internal systems and tools are being used effectively to enable global working and efficient management of the programme. Together with the Head of Programmes, she drives behaviour change around internal systems adoption and usage, provide guidance and lead strategic planning for TrustLaw to drive operational efficiency and effectiveness in support of its missions. As programme manager, she leads TrustLaw’s strategy across Europe & MENA to ensure social enterprises and non-government organisations have access to high quality free legal assistance, while spreading the practice of pro bono amongst leading law firms. Shiura also oversees key relationships with social innovation leaders and advocacy organisations to develop strategic legal research programmes and guides on social entrepreneurship.

Shiura joined the foundation in April 2013. Prior to joining the Thomson Reuters Foundation, Shiura worked for the UNDP Maldives, the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and consulted for CDE Consulting where she advised government agencies and international development organisations on socio-economic development projects in the Maldives.