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Nadia Idries

Nadia Idries

Senior Manager, PwC United Kingdom

Nadia is a multilingual Senior Manager and a Solicitor with almost fourteen years’ of unique experience in corporate immigration successfully combining the provision of immigration services to global corporate and public sector clients. Nadia has managed large multinational and high volume client accounts: she currently manages a large portfolio of corporate clients across a wide range of industries and sectors including financial services, hospitality, defence, IT, manufacturing and consultancy. She combines this role with her position as the lead for the Immigration Education Sector Practice as she represents the Legal team on PwC’s Education Account National Leadership Team and was a member of the PwC Migrant and Borders Taskforce Team. Nadia brings the voice of the private sector to the wider migration and policy making debate through her representation at international debates involving governments, UN agencies, policy makers and academics.

Nadia advises on a wide range of immigration issues including the provision of strategic and innovative advice on global mobility projects, compliance road mapping, aligning immigration governance models with different business structures, and reviewing immigration policy in line with legal frameworks, market place best practice and trends. Nadia leads on compliance audits and strategic reviews for Higher Education Institutes, having gained a unique insight into the requirements of UK universities through the completion of multiple consultancy projects and a secondment at a London University. Nadia has comprehensive experience of leading business transformation projects which drive forward efficiency, immigration compliance, and financial profitability for multinationals and Higher Education Sector institutes.

Nadia has worked with UNHCR and OECD to plan and deliver Europe wide dialogues on challenges facing employers in the recruitment of refugees to devise recommendations on how employers can support refugee integration through involvement in the labour force. Nadia was a member of the UNGA Stakeholder Steering Committee for the global compact on the migration preparatory process where she worked with other members to prepare for the thematic sessions and make objective, fair and balanced evaluations, recommendations and decisions to ensure the effectiveness of the preparatory process for the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration. Nadia sits on the Advisory Board of the Overseas Development Institute’s Human Mobility Initiative.

Nadia’s expertise has been recognised in the Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration 2019 listings as an Immigration – Future Leader (official publication March 2019), and most recently in the WWL Editorial of Who’s Who Legal: Corporate Immigration – Future Leaders 2020 – Legal Marketplace Analysis (05 February 2020). These recognise Nadia as one of the leading Corporate Immigration lawyers under the age of 45. Nadia has also contributed to the joint PwC and London First Report “Global Britain: a fair and managed immigration system fit for the post Brexit economy”, focusing on how the UK immigration system can be adapted to meet the needs of businesses, economy and the government post Brexit. Nadia has also contributed to the 2016 PwC report on “Managing the refugee and migrant crisis”.

Nadia undertook her undergraduate studies in the UK and Germany and speaks seven languages.


  • Immigration