Skip to content


Shrina Shah

Global Head of Legal

As Global Head of Legal at Essence, Shrina works as a trusted partner to the agency's global executive team, providing strategic legal and commercial solutions. Alongside her extensive experience in both private and in-house legal practices focused on media, communications, and technology, Shrina has a proven track record of building legal functions and processes.

Shrina has been within the GroupM family of agencies since 2013, first joining MediaCom as the first lawyer for both the agency and GroupM with the mission of creating and implementing an effective legal function and strategy across the business. She built and led a team that grew to service all legal and business affairs across MediaCom’s offices in EMEA prior to joining Essence in 2019 to manage its legal affairs globally.

Based in London, Shrina read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at the University of Oxford before undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. She trained and qualified at leading global law firm, Hogan Lovells LLP where she spent time in their London and Dubai offices, before moving to the specialist media and entertainment firm, Harbottle and Lewis LLP. She is also an experienced board advisor and currently sits on the board of trustees at the Kiln Theatre in London.