Tunji Akintokun

Tunji co-founded the EMEAR chapter of Cisco’s Black employee group, Cisco Black Professionals (CBP) and chaired the organisation for 3 years helping it deliver on its 3 key strategic pillars of connecting with external BAME organisations to leverage best practices, engaging with communities/schools to attract more BAME talent and expansion of CBP across Europe. Representing Cisco he was an active member of TNON, sitting on the executive committee. Externally, Tunji is active and involved in a number of initiatives including speaking on several panels such as the recent Channel 4 DiverseTV event looking at increasing diversity in the media sector. He has just founded his second social enterprise ‘Aspire2Achieve’, which looks to connect talent across the UK, Africa and USA by connecting more diverse talent with opportunities in the Tech sector, building upon the success of the first social enterprise he founded, the multi-award winning ‘Your Future, Your Ambition’. He is also the co-chair of Raise Tech a professional network that encourage race diversity and inclusion in the UK Digital and Tech sectors.

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