Tunji Akintokun

Tunji has been involved in a number of key initiatives to progress ethnic minority employees in the workplace, from being co-founder of the Black employee resource group at his previous organisation Cisco, to chairing the organisation for 5 years. He was active in helping Cisco achieve the National Equality Standard, and was a member of the influential organisation The Network of Networks (TNON), sitting on the Executive committee. He continues to mentor and provide counsel for many ethnic minority professionals both externally and within PwC, where he is a member of PwC’s Multicultural Business Network. Tunji is active and involved in a number of initiatives outside of the workplace. As a regular speaker internationally on diversity, he has spoken on several panels for companies such as Channel 4 and Lloyds Banking Group. He has founded two social enterprises which aim to inspire, excite and engage diverse talent in pursuing careers in STEM across Africa, USA and UK. Through his own charitable trust, The Ilesha Charitable Trust, he provides bursaries, funding and support for many ethnic minority organisations and individuals. Tunji has been featured on numerous lists for his diversity work and was awarded an MBE in the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List for services to young people from ethnic minorities in Science & Technology.

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