Shruti is the Head of Fuse, Allen & Overy’s tech innovation space which opened in September 2017. Fuse’s philosophy is to identify legaltech, regtech and dealtech companies relevant to A&O lawyers and their clients and to find ways to start working together.
Prior to launching Fuse, Shruti was a Counsel in the Derivatives group, specialising in credit derivatives (involving drafting almost all of the standard documentation in this area over the last decade).
Outside of Allen & Overy, Shruti has three children and used her most recent maternity leave to undertake the FT Diploma in Non-Executive Directorships and a 3 month course for entrepreneurs at Google Campus, as well as being selected to partake in the Judicial Support Scheme (aimed at increasing diversity in the judiciary). She is a governor at the Haberdashers’ Aske’s Schools in Elstree, on the Fundraising Committee of Noah’s Ark Hospice and a TEDx speaker. She manages a sector-agnostic portfolio of private investments and is currently on BBC 2’s “Million Pound Menu” as a restaurant investor.
During 2018, Shruti has been awarded a TechWomen 50 Award, and was included in the Lawyer’s Hot 100 list as well as Management Today’s Power Part Timers List.