Dr Asif Sadiq MBE

Asif Sadiq has over fifteen year’s global experience in his impressive industry, having worked in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Seeing significant success in achieving strategic and operational targets as well as managing risk, change, performance and quality.

In Person

£3500 - £4500

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Virtual Event

£2500 - £4000

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Asif boasts an impressive track record as the former Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and former Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. Moving from his position as Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph Media Group in 2020, Asif was appointed as Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Social Impact for global sports brand Adidas.

In July 2021, Asif was appointed as Senior Vice President at Warner Media for Equity & Inclusion International, where he looks after some of the world’s most iconic brands such as Warner Bros, CNN, Cartoon Network and HBO Max to name a few. Committed in creating a strong sense of belonging Asif is a truly passionate and inspirational global leader and renowned keynote speaker. Asif has the ability to connect and empower with every level of a business and has been key in implementing diversity and inclusion activities and programmes to create an inclusive environment for all.

The influence and work of Asif has been so great that as a result he has gained a huge variety of achievements for his work such as the Police Officer of the Year Award and Civil Servant of the Year Award. He has also gained recognition with the Mosaic (Prince’s Trust) Award for mentoring and the prestigious Asian Professional Award. A stand out award that truly highlighted his efforts towards diversity and inclusion was the highly commended Head of Diversity Award at the European Diversity Awards. In 2017 Asif was honoured with an MBE for his services to Policing and Communities. He is also listed as one of the most influential Global D&I Leaders by Hive Learning, the CIPD’s Top 20 Power List and a LinkedIn influencer.

Not only is Asif one of the most popular inspirational keynote speakers on the circuit but he is also the current Chair of the London Hate Crime Board and a member of the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Hate Crime. From being a trainer for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights to a Special Sergeant with the City of London Police the list of Asif’s work is endless.

Due to his stance in society and the huge impact he has had he has also been invited as a judge for a range of awards including the BIMA Awards, CIPD Awards, the Lord Mayor’s Dragon Awards and the Personnel Today Awards. Acting as a huge role model for many, Asif strongly believes in creating a strong sense of belonging for everyone which he showcases in his everyday work and also his speeches. He can provide huge benefits for businesses including implementing diversity and inclusion programmes as well as discussing how to achieve operational and strategic targets.

Asif is a brilliant leader that creates trust, sustainable change and cultural transformation within an organisation. He’s thoughtful, creative and is always focused on championing underrepresented voices.
Asif is an experienced diversity and inclusion practitioner who has a proven track record of creating and sharing best practices, advocating for sustainable, long-term solutions for long-term problems, and centering the lived experiences of under-represented groups. A powerful, compelling public speaker with contagious energy and enthusiasm for creating change.
Asif’s expertise in meaningful strategies to shift global perspectives in equality, diversity and belonging has had significant success in ensuring organisations are fully inclusive. Asif can lift and command a room and get people on board. I believe his work is integral in reflecting all global communities in our future of work. His vision and values inspire me every day, and without any hesitation, Asif earns my highest recommendation.
It was an honour to have Asif Sadiq MBE as our keynote speaker for our diversity and inclusion event. I describe Asif  as powerful, extremely knowledgeable, charismatic, inspiring, self-confident and assured. He is very passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging, and is a master in this field which makes him more compelling.
Asif spoke at our Diversity and Inclusion event and I have never seen a crowd so interested and engaged like they were listening to Asif. He was extremely knowledgeable about Diversity and talked in a refreshing way about belonging and how to best manage such an important issue. Feedback was only positive and I would recommend having a conversation with Asif and listen to what he has to say.
Asif hosted such an interesting session – helping me to really think about EDI in the wider sense, and the importance of being open to learning from others in order  to understand. Asif is so engaging and easy to listen to – thank you for this experience.

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