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Lorna Tilbian

Lorna Tilbian

Job

Executive director, business development

Company

Numis Corporation

Work Telephone

+44 (0)20 7260 1324

Address

10, Paternoster Square, London, , EC4M 7LT

Born

April Fool's Day!

Career highlights

1987 – top-rated agencies analyst, Institutional Investor. 1988 – director, SG Warburg. 2005 – executive director, Numis Corporation. 2008 – top-rated media analyst, Thomson Extel.

Most cringeworthy moment of your career

Asking the captain of England if he played cricket professionally.

Best thing about your job

Interacting with some of the world's most dynamic companies and investors.

Worst thing about your job

Experiencing the cycle relentlessly exerting itself every six to eight years.

Advice for a wannabe A Lister

Focus, focus, focus.

If you could be anyone else in this business, who would it be?

Pass!

What would you do on a sabbatical?

Travel the world over and read to my heart's content.

Your USP?

Professionally speaking: longer, deeper, better.

What would you change about yourself?

My date of birth!

Favourite media

Newspapers, TV, radio, internet.

Favourite shop

Marks & Spencer Food Hall.

What’s the biggest lie you’ve told?

Haven't – yet!

How many toilets do you own?

Eight.

What can’t you live without (apart from family)?

BlackBerry.

Lowdown

With all hell having broken loose on the economic front, it's those agencies that followed Tilbian's advice and fixed their roofs while the sun shone that will weather the storm best. Advertising analysts don't come much more astute, knowledgeable or experienced than Tilbian.


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