Poonam Kaur is the Managing Director of fds Director Services, which since 1989 has been providing a range of services to established, growing and new businesses with valuable and trusted support plus guidance to help achieve their individual business goals.
Poonam manages all projects, transactions and operational issues on a day to day basis. She is also a huge support and contributor of the strategic plans of the company. Poonam has been the lead negotiator on many deals since she started in 2011 and has successfully conducted a number of transactions, of varying size.
Within three years at fds Poonam was promoted from Senior Corporate Finance Executive to Managing Director in January 2015. Poonam’s drive and passion to develop fds has resulted in identifying the need of expanding the team and recognising skill areas required to achieve the strategy of the company. All staff at fds have achieved a minimum of an undergraduate degree and prides itself on continued professional development; recently Poonam achieved a distinction in the IoD Certificate in Company Direction.
Poonam’s commitment, dedication, hard work and ambitious attitude has deservingly been recognised in the business society. Poonam has been listed as one of Insider’s 2015 42 under forty two, and has been nominated for the Rising Star First Women Award for two years running and also was nominated for the prestigious IoD Director of the Year Award in 2015, this is a great recognition of Poonam’s contribution throughout her professional career.
Achievement Highlights at fds
Shortlisted in the Rising Star Category Forward Ladies, Women in Business Awards (2016)
Achieved a Distinction in the IoD Certificate in Company Direction Examination (2016)
IoD Regional Committee 99 Ambassador (2016)
Re-elected Treasurer of Wakefield First Bondholders Steering Group (2016)
Shortlisted in the Rising Star Category Forward Ladies, Women in Business Awards (2015)
Fds team shortlisted for Super Staff Award BiY Inspired Awards (2015)
Committee Member for IoD Yorkshire
Nominated for IoD Director of the Year Awards (2015)
Selected as Business Insiders 42 under 42 Class of 2015
Promoted to Managing Director within three years, at the age of 32
Treasurer of Wakefield First Bondholders Steering Group