Nadia Idries is a favourite among clients for immigration work, describing her as “an absolutely phenomenal specialist” and praising her “no-nonsense” approach. She is credited with “a grasp of the subject matter that does not compare to anyone else”.
Nadia’s unique breadth of immigration experience combines a background in the provision of employment-based immigration to global clients across industries, leading the PwC immigration education sector practice and bringing 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 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 and is a member of ILPA.
Nadia undertook her undergraduate studies in the UK and Germany and speaks seven languages.