Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Asif Sadiq has worked for some of the biggest brands in the world, including The Telegraph and Adidas. Dedicating his career to enhancing equality, particularly in the workplace, has seen Asif become a multi-award-winning leader in his field. Educating his audiences on the benefits of improved inclusion, as a speaker, Asif is captivating utilising anecdotes from his extensive career and personal experiences for an engaging discussion. Also armed with actionable advice on equality strategies for all manner of businesses, Asif’s contribution at events is transformational.
Spending two years as the Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging at the Telegraph, Asif was responsible for bringing representation to the news giant. Under his expertise, The Telegraph developed sustainable, industry-leading diversity policies. Replicating his success for the Royal Pharmaceutical company, Asif has proven his knowledge is applicable across sectors, which he has also previously evidenced in financial services.
A former senior employee at the City of London Police and Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Social Impact for Adidas, Asif was integral in introducing a future proof equality strategy as the Head of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights. Having worked to bring awareness and support to issues surrounding Muslim police, and as a consultant on tackling hate crime for the United Nations, Asif has gained a reputation as a change agent.
Currently, Asif, who has been honoured with an MBE, is WarnerMedia’s Senior Vice President for Equity & Inclusion. Tasked with utilising his decades of experience to bring such brands into the present with regards to their equality policies, Asif also achieves this for clients of his speaking engagements. Backed by an honour from the European Diversity Awards, this global leader makes the ideal speaker for events.
Recently, our Sales Executive, Chris Tompkins, sat down to conduct an exclusive interview with Asif Sadiq. Watch our Q&A to hear Asif speak about diversity, equality and inclusion in the workplace.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement with our Staff Conference on Wednesday 19 August. I appreciate how busy your diary must be and I am grateful that you were able to join us live on the day. We have been receiving really positive feedback from our staff and it’s certainly a great way to start the new academic year. Thank you once again for your support.”
“The session was a resounding success and great feedback from leaders.”
“On behalf of all of us I wanted to drop you a quick line to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Asif for joining us today, he is amazing and has really caused quite a stir at IMO with an engaging and thought-provoking chat. I also want to express our gratitude to him for dedicating us more time than originally scheduled to answer the questions from our staff, there’s an appetite for more from him and it has lit a fire in people’s bellies, I would say. We really appreciate his insights and the ease and familiarity with which he has approached this exercise with us.”
“We’ve just come off the call with Asif and I just wanted to say that it was absolutely brilliant- perfectly executed and so insightful. The immediate feedback from the participants has been amazing, so I’m hoping you could pass our huge thanks to him”
“It was a really good talk. Very insightful and thought-provoking. It’s given us lots to think about for our D and I plan that we are going to put forward. We received lots of positive feedback from colleagues after the talk”
“Asif is very knowledgable around the EDI subject matters, leaving thoughts on how we can implement an open culture. Recognising that we make mistakes and how we learn from them? Asif also speaks openly about some of his personal experiences, which allows his audience to open up to him. I would have no hesitation in using Asif again around this subject matter and can see how he has an MBE. Thank you for giving me some insightful ideas, that got the cogs moving”
“Asif Sadiq was a fantastic Black History Month guest. He spoke with authority, clarity and provided excellent insights and practical examples of how we can take the drive for equity in our workplaces and society forward. The audience engagement and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I would also like to say how easy Asif was to work with. He has been engaging, flexible and accomodating throughout the entire process. Because of all of the above, Asif comes highly recommended by us”
“Please send our sincerest thank you to Asif! His presentation was incredible and I’ve already gotten some great feedback. Thank you for all of your help, hopefully we can work together again in the future”
“Please could you pass on the biggest thanks to Asif, on behalf of myself, Anna and Shelley. Every single guest was completely in awe of his knowledge and insight, and each said what an incredible speaker he was as they all left. He also stayed until the end of the event, which was very kind of him, especially as he is travelling later today – we really appreciated this. We’ve all come away this morning having learnt so much from him”
The Diversity and Inclusion Speakers Agency has been one of the UK’s leading bureaus for inspirational figures of different races, genders, sexualities and abilities since 2020. We supply speakers for corporate and public events across the world, and cater to both in-person occasions and online webinars. Our roster includes athletes, psychologists, celebrities and more, to ensure that audiences of all industries receive tailored, impactful advice on diversity and inclusion.
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