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Jonathan Akwue

Jonathan is Managing Partner at global marketing and technology agency DigitasLBi, where he works with clients including UBS and Samsung. For the last 4 years Jonathan has chaired the Ideas Foundation, a registered national charity that works with thousands of young people from diverse backgrounds, introducing them to the world of commercial creativity. Last year he co-founded the Great British Diversity Experiment, an initiative that sought to prove that increased diversity results in better creativity; the results of which were published in a report that was shared widely. Additionally, for the last 8 years Jonathan has been a Trustee of Black Cultural Archives helping to secure over £5m of capital funding to launch the UK’s first Black National Heritage Centre in Brixton, which opened in 2014. He is also a judge for the Black British Business Awards and mentors a young BAME tech start-up as part of the Publicis Groupe ‘VivaTech’ incubator programme.