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November 29, 2015 12:47 PM ET

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Company Overview of Confederation of British Industry

Company Overview

Confederation of British Industry (CBI) is a trade association that represents the interests of business community in the United Kingdom (UK). The association works with the UK government, international legislators, and policy-makers to help UK businesses compete effectively. In addition, the association provides business services such as surveys and publications on economic, strategic, and research areas. Confederation of British Industry was founded in 1965 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

Centre Point

103 New Oxford Street

London,  WC1A 1DU

United Kingdom

Founded in 1981


44 20 7395 8125


44 20 7379 0945

Key Executives for Confederation of British Industry

Age: 58
Director General
Deputy President
Age: 66
Assistant Regional Director
Regional Director of East Midlands operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Confederation of British Industry Key Developments

CBI Appoints YC Modi as Additional Director

Y C Modi, IPS (AM: 1984), has been appointed as Additional Director in the CBI.

CBI Announces Executive Changes

CBI announced that Carolyn Fairbairn, who has worked as a journalist, economist and management consultant, will take over from John Cridland as director general in November. She will be the first female to hold the role. Ms. Fairbairn holds a number of non-executive directorships with firms including Capita and Lloyds Banking Group as well as the Competition and Markets Authority and the UK Statistics Authority. She will step down from the roles, apart from remaining a trustee of the charity Marie Curie.

Confederation of British Industry Appoints Carolyn Fairbairn as Director General

CBI announced the appointment of its first female director general -- economist and former media executive Carolyn Fairbairn. Fairbairn began her career at the World Bank, worked as a journalist and as a management consultant and then partner at McKinsey and Company, and is a former director of strategy at both the BBC and ITV broadcasters. She was a non-executive director at the now defunct Financial Services Authority regulator during the financial crisis, and currently holds similar positions at Lloyds Banking Group and Capita. She will give these up when she takes over from current CBI director general John Cridland in November.

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