Arzu Ozdemir joined AIG in 2018 and is a Human Resources Analyst in AIG’s HR Transformation Office in New York. At AIG, Arzu also works to raise awareness about diversity and inclusion as part of the leadership team for the New York Latino Network Employee Resource Group (ERG), one of more than 140 AIG ERGs worldwide providing forums for employees to advocate for one another and advance many dimensions of diversity and inclusion within AIG’s communities. Arzu helps to promote dialogue, authenticity and holistic approaches to inclusion as a member of several of these ERGs. In addition, Arzu serves on the board of Diverse Influencers, a non-profit professional development organization for diverse students in the City University of New York system. She teaches participants early on about the career opportunities and resources available to them and the soft skills that support a successful career in the corporate world.
Alongside his work at AIG, Khawar Malik runs Apples & Pears – a charity that funds nurseries, primary schools, women’s refuges and community spaces to run or host group trips for children under 12 and their families. Khawar incorporates this grassroots community and inclusion work into his wider role by creating opportunities for AIG employees to volunteer or fundraise for Apples & Pears’ projects. He also promotes the charity’s work externally to AIG’s client and advisor base. Most notably, this has resulted in an international law firm organizing a fundraising evening this spring to raise funds and awareness for Apples & Pears. Since setting up a six trip pilot for 13 children in 2012, Apples & Pears has enabled over 1,800 children (and around 1,500 of their family members) from 48 organisations spread across Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Greenwich, Lewisham, Lambeth and Reigate & Banstead to go on over 170 trips around London and beyond. Khawar is also a mentor for the Mara Foundation (a platform supporting African entrepreneurs) and provides ad hoc mentoring for a number of young BAME students looking for careers in law.
Netsai is an experienced Finance professional, with 11 years experience in the London Insurance Market. She has strong commercial acumen and an in depth understanding of the critical success factors that formulate business strategies and drive performance. Her insight has informed the development of new tools and ideas transforming Finance from a support function to one that genuinely leads the Business.
She is an Instrumental member of the UK Executive Committee at AIG and a Valued Member of the Senior Management Team for AIG Europe Limited. She manages the insurance groups Europe portfolio and is responsible for the management results control framework, reporting, accounting, financial planning and analysis as well as strategic business partnering.
Netsai Led the set-up of the first African and Caribbean employee resource group in EMEA, called the ACIG & Allies ERG at AIG who have achieved great progress in the areas of developing talent, attracting talent, cultural awareness and community.