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Sujata Bhatia

Sujata is the European Chair of the Executive Women’s Interest Network Committee and Co-Founder of the Black and Asian Employee Network for American Express in Europe. A committed champion for women and underrepresented groups at American Express, Sujata has spearheaded numerous intersectional initiatives related to ambition, leadership and community. She is on the Advisory Board for Women in Payments, where she has served as a speaker and awards judge. She is also committed to supporting the South Asian community, and is an active member of the Indian American Forum for Political Education, which encourages Indians to get involved in politics. She is also involved with a charity which raises funds to help build medical clinics that support visually impaired rural Indians.

Anre Williams

Anré is a passionate leader committed to enhancing Diversity and Inclusion inside and outside of the workplace.  He leads American Express’ Executive Black Engagement Network, a group of 61 members that comprise the company’s most senior Black executives globally, and is an active member of the wider network. He readily participates in a broad range of D&I efforts globally, from enterprise-wide events like the American Express Global Women’s Conference, to local celebrations of International Women’s Day, to business-unit specific forums like Finance’s D&I Symposium for Black and Latina leaders. He is a member of the Wharton Graduate Executive Board at University of Pennsylvania, where he is helping to increase financial support for African American students, including through establishing an African American MBA Student Support Fund. Anré is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, which works to advance black executives and prepare the next generation of corporate leaders.

Sujata Bhatia

Sujata is committed to ensuring American Express is a place where colleagues of all nationalities, backgrounds and beliefs can grow and thrive. Early in her career, Sujata was a co-founder of the Black and Asian Employee Network in Europe whose mission is to support and raise American Express’ culturally diverse profile for and with colleagues with an interest in BAME communities. More recently, she co-led inclusive leadership training sessions for all European VPs. Sujata is also a leading supporter of women of all colours at American Express. She serves as chair of the Executive Women’s Interest Network (Exec WIN) Committee in London, which runs an ambitious program of events related to ambition, leadership and community. Sujata led the planning of American Express’ International Women’s Day 2019 celebration in the UK and participated on a panel of senior female leaders to discuss the importance of achieving gender balance. She also serves as a sponsor and mentor to many colleagues of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Sujata is active in the South Asian community, and works with organizations that encourage Indians to get involved in politics, make their voices heard and make their marks on their communities. She is also involved in several charities in India focused on providing medical and educational services to rural Indians.

Anré Williams

Over his 29-year career at American Express, Anré has served as a role model and advocate for diversity and inclusion. He founded and leads the Executive Black Engagement Network (BEN), a group of 55 members that comprise American Express’ most senior Black executives globally. He hosts a semi-annual conference for this group focused on sponsorship, career development and networking. He was an active participant at American Express’ third Global Women’s Conference in New York in September 2018 and supports Women’s Interest Network (WIN), a global forum that offers career development, support and mentoring related to the unique diversity women bring to the workplace. He regularly speaks at internal and external events and forums, and serves as a sponsor and mentor to ethnic minority colleagues. Anré has a deep commitment to giving back to the community and specifically aiding people of color. For five years, he served as Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement (JA) of New York, the largest U.S. organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success and plan for their futures, reaching over 85,000 students per year. He regularly speaks at business events and conferences reaching young ethnic minority people, sharing his experiences and advice on leadership and career development. He is an active member of the Executive Leadership Council, and has presented at Management Leadership for Tomorrow; Ernst & Young’s Black Executive Round Table; and most recently at La Salle Academy’s Career Day, a New York High School committed to educating students of diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. He was included in Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and in 2017, Black Enterprise Magazine’s 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.

Anré Williams

Anré leads a global organization of more than 4,000 employees in 29 countries.  Over his 28-year career at American Express, Anré has served as a role model and advocate for diversity and inclusion. He founded and leads the Executive Black Employee Network, a group which comprises the most senior Black executives globally. He hosts a semi-annual conference for this group focused on sponsorship, career development and networking. He regularly speaks at internal events and forums, and serves as a sponsor and mentor to many ethnic minority colleagues. Anré has a passion and track record of funding and participating in programs targeted towards under-privileged students in education. Externally, for five years, Anré served as Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement of New York, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young people about financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship. He regularly speaks at business events and conferences reaching young ethnic minority people, sharing his experiences and advice on leadership and career development. He is an active member of the Executive Leadership Council, and has presented at Management Leadership for Tomorrow, a non-profit organization that provides training, coaching and networks for minorities; the Young Presidents Organization Pacific Edge Conference; and the Columbia University Black Business Student Conference. He was included in Savoy Magazine’s 2018 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America and in 2017, Black Enterprise Magazine’s 300 Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America.