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ImageI was educated at ……

… Wesley Girls, Mfantsiman Girls in Ghana, Essex University and the Inns of Court School of Law (Middle Temple)

My first job was……

… Legal Adviser to International Computers Ltd. My first holiday job when I was at university was as a secretary to the Director of Marketing at MK Electric Ltd.

What I do now is……

… work as a Director for Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, the American law firm in outsourcing and business development. I also consult for Stephenson Harwood, a large UK City law firm and sit on the board of a recruitment company known as Rare that specialises in providing top candidates from an ethnic minority background to investment banks, large corporates, City law firms and public sector bodies. I also sit on the board of a charity called Sense for children born deaf and blind.

What I learned along the way is……

… that a recipe of hard work, a good sense of humour, treating people the way you want to be treated and not being overly sensitive are excellent ingredients for success, with a dash of good luck for good measure.

Sandra Teichman is a Director in Pillsbury's Global Technology and Sourcing Practice Group in London where she is responsible for business development and also advises on outsourcing and technology related matters.

She has extensive experience in outsourcing; she was General Counsel and Board member at Unisys Limited and, during her time there, negotiated and advised on all of Unisys' UK outsourcing projects. Prior to that, Sandra was with ICL (now Fujitsu).

Sandra has also been involved in a wide range of technology transactions including systems integration, procurement, software licensing and development with large financial institutions such as the National Australia Group, Nationwide and Alliance & Leicester, and PFI projects with clients such as the MOD and the Benefits Agency.

From her experience working in-house, Sandra has broad experience in employment law and alternative dispute resolution. Further, having been a member of the Unisys Board for a number of years, Sandra has developed broad commercial experience from advising on business issues such as acquisitions of new businesses, sales strategies, business models and business development issues.

Sandra is also a Consultant for Stephenson Harwood, the City firm. In addition to this, she sits on the board of Rare, a recruitment company that specialises in providing top notch candidates from an ethnic minority background to blue-chip companies in all sectors.

She is also on the board of Sense, a charity for children born deaf and blind.


My greatest influence has been……

… my parents.

The best advice I ever received was……

… always have a mentor at every stage of your career, network and don't forget to give something back - especially when your career takes off.

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