Farah Ramzan Golant is the inaugural CEO of kyu EMEA.
In this new role, Farah will drive kyu’s international expansion plans, building a European hub for the kyu Collective, with a specific remit to look for new investment and strategic acquisition opportunities. She served as the CEO of Girl Effect from 2015 to 2018, a creative non-profit building youth brands and mobile platforms to empower girls to change their lives.
Launched by the Nike Foundation in 2004, Girl Effect combines expertise across brand, media, mobile, and data with deep international development experience, reaching and impacting over 53 million people across the global south from Nigeria to Ethiopia and Bangladesh to Indonesia.
Previously she served as Chief Executive of All3Media, the UK’s biggest independent television content production group. She led the strategic sale of the company for its private equity owners Permira to a joint venture between Discovery Communications and Liberty Global for enterprise value £550 million.
Farah had a 22-year career at Abbot Mead Vickers BBDO rising through the ranks to become Chief Executive and a member of the BBDO worldwide board in NYC. In her tenure at AMV BBDO Farah worked with the CEOs and boards of Sainsbury’s, BT, Eurostar, EDF Energy, The Economist, Aviva, Mars, Mercedes, Pepsi, GE, and Starbucks.
She served on the British Prime Minister’s Business Advisory Group from 2013 to 2015 and has served as a Business Ambassador for the Creative Industries of Britain. She has been a Trustee of the Royal National Theatre in London and on the Advisory Board of the Cambridge Judge Business School, as well as a Non-Executive Director of Huntsworth plc. Farah is a Director of the Board of ALDO Group headquartered in Canada and currently serves on the Boards of Sadler’s Wells dance company and Prince’s Trust International.
In 2011, she was awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) and was named Business Woman of the Year in 2010 Asian Women of Achievement Awards. Farah graduated with a joint honours degree from Emmanuel College, Cambridge and has completed the Omnicom Advanced Management Programme at Babson College, Harvard.