James Adeleke is on a mission to change the world. He is a Nigerian-born, dyslexic Social entrepreneur & the CEO of Generation Success.
James is the CEO and Founder of Generation Success, an award-winning social enterprise that works with 70+ employers in the UK and Ireland to tackle the social inequalities in society and connect diverse talent to careers. This is delivered through their mentoring, training and early careers recruitment services.
James started Generation Success after the London riots. Rising from the riots came a desire to be part of the change. Driving by the fundamental belief, your career should not be defined by your birth and witnessing the struggle that many of his contemporaries in law school faced in their careers, due to social or economic background James set about taken action.
He has been involved in a number of projects, reports and commissions centered around enterprise and employability. He has also spoken in parliament and city hall on social mobility, diversity and employability. He is a school governor at Newham Collegiate and Independent member of the Student Association Board at Arden University. He won the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award in the National Diversity Awards 2022 & was announced as EY’s Accelerate Entrepreneur of the year 2021.
He is passionate about creating a world where we all have equal access and equal opportunities to achieving our career aspirations. He thrives on motivating others, building productive relationships and creating effective strategies to support the success of stakeholders with whom he works with.