Samra is based in London.
Prior to joining Portas, she gained experience in public policy, economic strategy and planning, having advised cities, governments and other public organisations throughout her consulting roles at Arup, PwC and the World Bank. Samra has worked for clients internationally in Europe, Middle East and East Africa. She played basketball in the junior French National League.
Samra holds a double Masters degree in Urban Policy (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris, and a BSc in Social Sciences from Sciences Po Paris.