Binna Kandola is a leading business expert who has dedicated his career to bringing equality to workplaces everywhere, showing people the damage unconscious bias can cause in business. In his capacity as a diversity and inclusion speaker, Binna utilises his expert insight to demonstrate to audiences the importance of diversity in both society and the workplace.
Having spent more than 35 years working on projects across the public and private sectors, both in the UK and across the world, Binna co-founded the training and consultancy firm Pearn Kandola. Binna has also published numerous books, focusing on topics such as gender bias and unconscious bias within the corporate world. Binna’s commitment to equality has not gone unnoticed, awarded an OBE in 2008 by the Queen and then later named on the Asian Power List in 2020. He is also a regular contributor for the likes of Sky News, BBC and Channel 4 News, demonstrating his respected opinion within the industry.
After graduating from university with a PhD in occupational psychology, Binna worked as a consultant at SHL, helping the business with its diversity policies. Binna began to build a reputation for himself working for the British Psychological Society, the Civil Service and as the Chair of the Division of Occupational Psychology. In 1994, Binna released his first book Managing the Mosaic which was awarded a special commendation at the Management Book of the Year Awards. Binna has since gone on to write Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference and The Value of Indifference: Eliminating Bias in Organisations.
Most recently Binna has released his own racism at work podcast, discussing the issue and his own experiences in a variety of industries. When hired as a diversity and inclusion speaker, Binna carries forth the values of Pearn Kandola, seeing diversity and inclusion as not just a way of ‘ticking boxes’ but instead as genuinely valuable aspects of a business that will benefit employees and consumers alike.