Shami Iqbal

Shami Iqbal

Compliance & Regulatory Practice Head in Europe, the Middle East and Africa | Spencer Stuart

Based in London, Shami Iqbal leads Spencer Stuart’s Legal, Compliance & Regulatory Practice in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. A former lawyer with more than 15 years of search and assessment experience, Iqbal works with public and private companies across all sectors on the talent and leadership needs within their legal, compliance, corporate secretarial, and government affairs functions. he is also a leading member of the Business and Professional Services Practice in the U.K. and works with a variety of legal and consulting firms to assist with their lateral partner and business management hiring needs.

Prior to joining Spencer Stuart, Iqbal led the legal, compliance, and government affairs practice at another global search firm, and also co-led its EMEA financial services infrastructure practice. Previously, he led the global legal and compliance practice at a boutique financial services firm in London.

Before his career in executive search, Iqbal was a sports lawyer at a leading London law firm. He graduated with a law degree from King’s College London and completed his studies at The College of Law. He is fluent in Urdu.