Rupa Patel, is a senior corporate/commercial lawyer who has a wealth of experience in a number of different sectors. Rupa is currently General Counsel at Awaze (a travel company that has the following brands as part of its portfolio, Cottages.com, Hoseasons, James Villas Holidays, Novasol and Landal) where she currently serves as a board director. Prior to her current role, she held similar positions at Exterion Media (now part of Global) TruRating and BPP Professional Education Group. She started her career in private practice at Simmons & Simmons, an international law firm, as a corporate M&A lawyer. She has experience of working across multiple jurisdictions and managing large teams. Rupa read Law with European Legal Studies at Kings College, London.