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Adonica Mansfield

Adonica Mansfield is a Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager within the Asset Servicing  division of Northern Trust.  An investment professional with over 20 years’ experience in financial services managing relationships with asset managers, asset owners and alternative fund managers,  Adonica joined Northern Trust in 2014 to develop strategic relationships across its asset owner and asset management client base.  In holding strong leadership managing and delivering complex projects, she fosters partnerships with clients delivering organisational change.

All of her previous roles provided for end-to-end relationship responsibility with focus on proactive involvement with clients on business development, regulatory, operational and technological issues ensuring high client satisfaction and retention.  She joined Northern Trust from Bank of New York Mellon where she managed custody and fund administration relationships for their institutional asset manager clients.

She is a dedicated advocate for increased gender and ethnic diversity within financial services acting as mentor and co-chair of Northern Trust’s BAME professionals employee network.

Salema Gulbahar Clemenceau MBA

Salema is a specialist in supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging markets, social enterprises and in the application of digital technology solutions for business. Currently she’s the Coordinator for the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean within the SME Finance and Development Group at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

Prior to this she spent a number of years at the OECD, working on women’s entrepreneurship in the MENA region and coordinated the OECD’s global networks on progress and well-being measurement and managed the respective digital tools. Salema produced the first “Women’s Enterprise Action Plan” for the Greater London Authority and also worked on the ‘Education for All’ MDA targets at UNESCO.

Salema is multi-lingual, holds a MBA from École des Ponts ParisTech and a degree from SOAS, University of London.

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Owen Valentine Pringle FRSA

Owen is a senior digital strategist with over 20 years of experience across media, government, NGO and cultural sectors, and has been recognised by the Financial Times as one of the 100 most influential Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) leaders in technology throughout the UK and Europe.

He is a founding partner of Arc, a consulting partner of the 2Y3X Programme and specialises in helping organisations to develop new ways of working against a backdrop of external change.

He has led digital departments at ITN, Sky, Southbank Centre and, most recently, Amnesty International and ActionAid, serving as Global Director of Digital and Global Head of Communications.

His specialisms include business transformation, organisational change, strategic development and global delivery. He is a Non-Executive Director and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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Bilal Hilton Leigh

Bilal Hilton-Leigh founded and led Credit Suisse’s Equities eData Analytics group. His work spans several domains including data and information strategy, data management, data governance and data-related regulatory compliance. For more than a decade, his work has been to create best-of-breed data organizations and driving maximum value from data, in all its forms.

Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Bilal ran Fixed Income eCommerce trading platforms as well as large scale transformation programmes in other banks and financial services organizations. He has 25 years’ experience in investment banking and management consulting.

Bilal is a diversity champion and advises on organizational imperatives to attract and retain top Black and BAME Talent.

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Elias Westerdahl

Elias Westerdahl is a Consultant at the Centre for Synchronous Leadership, a consultancy, think tank and membership organisation that has been researching, activating and supporting corporate changemakers since 2010. His role involves executive coaching, supporting the training of senior leaders and their teams, and conducting research on business trends relating to leadership, diversity and sustainability.

Elias serves as Principal Coach for CSL’s Walk the Tightrope programme, supporting mid-to-senior level managers in taking their leadership and career development to the next level. He has co-led the interview process for CSL’s Mindful Exclusion research, the largest qualitative study of employee network leaders / sponsors and diversity leads of major organisations in the UK.

Outside of client work, Elias is an active contributor to several grassroots initiatives with a meaningful impact on society. He plays a leading role in the design and management of the CSL Mentoring Scheme, which helps a diverse cross-section of university students and recent graduates to explore their leadership potential by providing access to mentors and sponsors, inspiring role models, and transformational experiences.

Elias is also currently Co-Editor for SEO London’s 101 Diversity & Inclusion Success Stories, which are a collection of authentic voices telling inspiring stories of individuals and organisations overcoming obstacles and biases, highlighting actionable ideas that can help to drive cultural and structural shifts in the workplace.

Elias has a BSc in Business and Environmental Studies from the University of Hertfordshire, with first-class honours, and a coaching diploma from the Academy of Executive Coaching. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music, rock climbing, running, and meditation.

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Sabien Khan

Sabien is an Associate General Counsel at Wellcome Trust, a politically and financially independent global charitable foundation. Sabien has worked for over 15 years as a lawyer in the not for profit sector. She has substantial experience advising on funding in relation to global health matters and partnerships with international global health agencies, governments and large foundations.

Sabien has served on the executive committee of the Charity Law Association (co-chairing the Legal and Tax Committee and chairing numerous working parties responding to consultations on proposed changes in legislation). She has also been co-chair of the European Foundation Centre’s Legal Committee.

She has always been passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion and in particular championing matters related to social mobility. Sabien, helped establish the Wellcome Trust BAME network and is actively involved in mentoring and sponsorship.

Sabien is extremely proud to be a judge for the Precious Awards, which she considers to be ‘essential now more than ever’

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Hannah Reid

Hannah is People Director of Europe, Middle East, India and Africa at Apple.
Formerly Senior HR Director of EMEA Consulting at Gartner, Hannah has over twenty years of experience in Human Resources.
She has held several senior roles in HR including Head of HR for the City of London Police where she was one of the highest ranking black civilians in the UK Police service.
Hannah is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development and sits on the boards of The Residency at the South Bank Centre, Tech Week Humber and the Edge which is a ground-breaking facility backed by universities and local govt to create career paths for under-represented talent in the North of England.
Hannah has received a number of accolades throughout her career, including top 100 most influential black women in the U.K. 
Most recently she was named in the 2023 ‘EMpower Top 100 Executives’ list which recognises senior leaders globally who role model and advance inclusion and diversity.
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Nancy Kacungira

Nancy is a multi-award-winning Ugandan journalist championing diversity, balance and nuance in narratives about the global south.
Now based in London, she anchors a range of BBC News programmes and breaking news stories.
As a business reporter Nancy travelled widely to report on economic trends, interviewing world leaders and notable figures such as Bill Gates, Christine Lagarde and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, while her impactful documentaries and TedX talk on African narratives saw her named as one of Africa’s 100 most influential young people in 2019, and again in 2020.
Nancy began her media career in Uganda and Kenya, where she won the inaugural BBC World News Komla Dumor Award in 2015.
With a background as an entrepreneur, Nancy co-founded the Blu Flamingo digital media agency in 2010, which currently operates in five African countries.
As a moderator Nancy has hosted on some of the world’s most influential platforms including the UN assemblies, IMF/World Bank Meetings, and her own country’s first ever Presidential Debate.