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Pete Rodriguez

Pete has undertaken a number of key initiatives to make the workplace more inclusive for BAME people including: championing a change in the perception of India from a technology and operations centre to business centre allowing greater career path opportunities, creating stretch opportunities for BAME people to participate in large initiatives where they will receive exposure to very senior leaders within the organization and acting as senior advisor to the African American, Latino, Asian and South East Asian Leadership Forums which promote hiring, developing and retaining BAME talent. Externally, Pete is a member of Senior Leadership Council for NYC Chapter of Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA), and is a frequent speaker on diversity and inclusion issues. He has also featured in Hispanic Executive Magazine, Latino Leaders Magazine Finance Edition and Color Magazine and in 2015 was recognised as Council of Urban Professionals Catalyst for Change and in 2016 was named Association of Latino Professionals Executive of the Year.

Arnold Donald

With 120,000 employees from over 60 countries, diversity has always been fundamental to Carnival Corporation and their 10 global brands. Since joining the company, Arnold has focused on diversity and the competitive advantage that diversity of thought provides in fostering innovation. Not only have they appointed several diverse leaders to serve as presidents of cruise lines, the organisation has also launched multicultural, diversity and inclusion campaigns, announced diversity targets and goals, and have partnered with many diversity and inclusion organisations, including Executive Leadership Council, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility and Leadership Education for Asian. Arnold was also the President & CEO of the Executive Leadership Council for two years and has been a speaker at various events promoting diversity in the workplace, including the African American Student Union’s annual conference and Ethisphere’s Global Ethics Summit. While in college, Arnold and his wife helped found the Society of Black Engineers to support other African-American students in engineering. Additionally, through Carnival Foundation, Arnold has led the drive to support United Negro College Fund, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami.