Panelists 2019

Shada Islam

Director of Europe and Geopolitics
Friends of Europe

Shada Islam has spent most of her professional life researching, writing and speaking about the European Union’s relations with Asia. She has built up a reputation in both Asia and Europe as a leading commentator, analyst and writer as well as a fresh and original thought leader on EU-Asia relations. Selected as one of the 20 most influential women in Brussels by the magazine Politico. For over 20 years she was a correspondent for Asia’s leading news weekly “The Far Eastern Economic Review” and had also worked with German press agency DPA.