McDermott’s Ranajoy Basu Named As One Of The UK’s 50 Leading Lights For Kindness & Leadership


International law firm McDermott Will & Emery announced today that Ranajoy Basu, a partner in its London office has been included in the 2021 ‘Kindness & Leadership, 50 Leading Lights’.

In 2018, Women of the Future founder Pinky Lilani set up the ‘Kindness & Leadership, 50 Leading Lights’ campaign to recognize the contribution of kind leaders to business, the economy and society. Pinky aims to enhance the conversation around leaders so that it goes beyond profitability and productivity by emphasizing the critical role that kindness plays; how it can change lives, inspire creativity and empower people to achieve above and beyond.

Ranajoy has been included in this meaningful list because he truly inspires those around him. He is a strong leader who puts his team first and leads with empathy. He is also recognised as one of the world’s leading lawyers in cross-border social impact finance structures and has advised on some of the most innovative financial inclusion structures, including the Educate Girls Social Impact Bond (improving the education of children in India), the groundbreaking Utkrisht Bond (reducing maternal and infant mortality) and the recent Skills India Impact Bond (improving the skills of young Indians and addressing the gender gap in employment).

Commenting on Ranajoy Basu, a referee stated:

“Ranajoy’s compassion, willingness to understand and eagerness to resolve any issues and struggles his team face is incredibly commendable in view of the stressful and fast-paced environment we work in. Ranajoy’s leadership and desire to take others with him on the journey is what makes him an all-inclusive and outstanding leader. He ultimately wins hearts, which is an incredibly unique and refreshing talent for a senior finance partner of a global law firm!”

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