Rashida Abdulai

Founder and CEO Strand Sahara
Overseas Expansion | DAY 1 - 4.00pm

Rashida Abdulai is an award-winning lawyer and founder of Strand Sahara, the online legal service for SMEs in the UK and across Africa. Proudly serving entrepreneurs of African-descent, Strand Sahara makes legal services more relevant and accessible, preparing businesses for growth and investment. 

Before Strand Sahara, Rashida was an international arbitration specialist at global law firm Hogan Lovells, where she represented some of the world’s largest corporations in high-value, complex disputes. She is regularly invited to present on topics relating to doing business in Africa, the future of legal services and diversity in the legal profession at local and international business forums, including the International Bar Association, the University of Oxford and the African Union, and on various media channels, from Arise News to BBC Radio London.