Beatriz Araujo Appointed Fellow by The World Economic Forum

Baker McKenzie has announced that Beatriz Araujo has been appointed as a Fellow to the World Economic Forum’s Platform on Shaping the Future of Investing. She will form part of a coalition of over 100, including companies, policy-makers, pension funds, asset managers and insurance companies, to drive consensus on investment reforms that address global challenges.

Beatriz is a partner based in Baker McKenzie’s London office and has more than 35 years of experience leading on and advising clients on business critical transactions and matters.

Her practice focuses on corporate governance best practices, including board advisory, director duties, stakeholder governance and subsidiary governance, for both United Kingdom companies as well as global groups.

Beatriz has supported the World Economic Forum as an expert on governance projects and has written various articles on corporate governance topics.

In her new role, Beatriz will have a number of responsibilities, including:

  • Creating institutionally valuable and relevant content and bring it to Forum’s most prominent communities;
  • Guiding the platform content around stakeholder capitalism and its impact on governance;
  • Guiding specific platform projects like “Future of the Corporation” in context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the current pandemic situation;
  • Contributing to forthcoming Forum publications for the platform.

Speaking after the announcement, Beatriz said, “I am honoured to have been appointed as a fellow by the World Economic Forum’s leadership, having collaborated with the Forum for many years, both during my time serving on Baker McKenzie’s Executive Committee, and subsequently as the Firm’s leader on Corporate Governance.

I hope to bring my years of expertise in to help shape the conversation on the future of governance as part of the Forum’s Great Reset.”