Suresh Raj

As an openly gay and ethnic minority senior executive, Suresh continues to champion the diversity agenda, picking up from his previous efforts whilst he was worldwide chief business development officer at Ogilvy Group. Within Vision7, Suresh is part of a central steering committee on Diversity & Inclusion, where he provides senior counsel and active operational guidance to the way the organization recruits and involves talent and the championing of individuals, with a single focus to make the organization a welcoming place for all – particularly more inclusive for minority candidates. He is an executive sponsor of a number of professional networks which focus on personal and professional development of LGBT+, Black, Asian and Latin communities. He is a professional and personal mentor to a number of ethnic minority individuals across the USA, UK, UAE, and Asia. Externally, Suresh sits on a number of advisory boards and continues to speak on a professional and personal level on the impact of ethnic minority inclusivity on business to drive positive business change and growth. He has been invited by the TED 2019 conference to chair a conversation on ‘Remembering Humanity’, bridging the discourse between humanity and race. He was a contributor on the global anthropological study on Leading Humans, an inaugural member of The Alliance, and has been featured in the Huffington Post, discussing the need for belonging and inclusivity. He is a global influencer for the City of London, an active member of the hosting committee for OutRight International and was involved in a number of diversity panels at Cannes Lions 2018.

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