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Ron Kalifa

Under his sponsorship, Ron has overseen a host of welcoming and inclusive initiatives that have focused on diversity and inclusion, including directly participating in reverse mentoring opportunities with individuals from different ethnic backgrounds; regularly speaking at town hall meetings and internal colleague-led gatherings; and welcoming their newest graduates on their induction days. He has also worked closely on pioneering the world’s first Masters programme in fintech which has brought together 72 colleagues from across 16 countries to share information and cultural experiences. Externally Ron regularly speaks at events aimed at encouraging inclusivity in the workplace including the All Party Parliamentary Group looking at cross-faith diversity. For two consecutive years, he has engaged FTSE100 and FTSE250 Chairmen during private events in the House of Lords and he also mentors many by providing advice and support for those who are often looking to change and develop their careers. Additionally, this year he was a Judge at the Asian Women of Achievement awards and has himself twice been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and the Payment Industry Personality of the Year in 2011 and 2016.