Asma Makni is a lawyer in Paris, France who leads the legal function at Equify, a company on a mission to fix how European enterprises manage equity and stockholders. Asma and her company are enablers in today’s digital age helping people and companies implement better alternatives. Asma’s prior experience includes working as legal counsel for Lightency and Institutional Shareholder Services where, in each place, Asma helped her companies navigate sophisticated corporate governance legal problems.
However, the internet tells us nothing meaningful about how Asma arrived at her current opportunity in a personal sense. When comparing the American lawyer’s professional journey to an in-house opportunity at an emerging fintech startup up and Asma’s, the paths seem pretty different. How did Asma navigate this path? Did she always know she wanted to work as a lawyer for a company?
And, how about hobbies and interests outside of her work? What are those? We start there and follow Asma’s lead. Welcome to the human lawyer podcast.