IB100 - Most influential BAME leaders in uk tech sector in 2019

#IB100  – a list of the top 100 most influential black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders in the Tech Sector returns for the second year in partnership with the Financial Times.

As part of their Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA) campaign, Inclusive Boards is calling on tech companies to implement inclusive working practices to fix the progression challenges currently facing BAME individuals from moving to senior leadership positions. This year’s #IB100 list showcases role models to encourage and inspire tech’s future BAME senior leaders.

Top 10 BAME leaders 2019

1. Reshma Sohoni

Managing partner and co-founder, Seedcamp

2. Dr Claudia Natanson

Information and Cyber Security Specialist, Security Practitioners

3. Priya Prakash

Designer and Founder, Design for Social Change (D4SC)

4. Dr Sam Shah

Digital Health Advisor

5. Jacky Wright

Chief Digital Officer & Corporate Vice President, Microsoft US

6. Shaheen Sayed

UK and Ireland Lead for Health & Public Services, Accenture

7. Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon

Chief executive of Stemettes

8. Dr Gordon Sanghera

Chief Executive and Co-founder, Oxford Nanopore Technologies

9. David Germain

Group CIO, RSA Insurance Group

10. Obum Ekeke MBA

Global Lead, University Relations and Educational Partnerships, DeepMind


Adama Ibrahim, Emba

Associate Director of Global Clinical Operations at Biogen & Founder Founder of EMQT

Ajay Bhalla

President of Cyber & Intelligence at Mastercard

Ali Minaei

Chief Technology Officer at YOYO Wallet

Amali de Alwis

UK Managing Director at Microsoft for Startups

Andy Ayim

Entrepreneur in Residence with One Tech

Anisah Osman Britton

Founder and Chief Executive of 23 Code Street


Co-founder of Syrona Women

Aseem Sadana

Group Chief Operating Officer at IMImobile

Azeem Akhtar

Chief Technology Officer of Resources, Manufacturing and Logistics - BT Global

Bayo Adelaja

Chief Do-er at Do it Now Now

Bill Liao

Managing Director RebelBio, General Partner, SOSV, co-founder CoderDojo, co-founder WeForest, Chair of the Social Tech Trust

Bunmi Durowoju

Snr Business Development Manager, Artificial Intelligence and Intelligent Cloud (AIIC), Microsoft

Cec Richards

Chief Executive and Founder, Slenky

Cecil Adjalo

UK Managing Director, Hiberus Technology

Chai Rajebahadur

Executive Vice President and Head of Europe for Zensar Technologies

Charmaine Hayden

General Partner, Good Soil VC

Christian Junior Nwaigwe

Founder & CEO of RHICS

Colleen Wong

Founder, My Gator Watch

Damian Corneal

Managing Director of Technology, Accenture

Daniel Ng

CEO of CyberOwl

Dara Nasr

Managing Director, Twitter UK

David Waboso

Independent Non-Executive Director on Boards

Dayo Akinrinade

Founder of Africlick

Deborah Okenla

Founder and CEO of YSYS (Your Startup, Your Story)

Devie Mohan

Co-Founder and CEO of Burnmark

Disa Lee Choun

Director Head of Innovation, in Global Clinical Sciences & Operations at UCB

Dr Abdullahi Sheriff

Executive - Strategic Partnerships and Solutions, GE Healthcare, Europe

Dr Nira Chamberlain

President Designate of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)

Dr Nneka Abulokwe, OBE, FAPM, FBCS

Founder and CEO of MicroMax Consulting

Dr Saritha Arunkumar

Master Inventor and Security Leader, IBM

Edosa Odaro

Head of Data at AXA insurance

Eduardo Clinkett

Founder of ESRC Consulting Ltd

Eileen Burbidge

Partner at Passion Capital

Emma Obanye

CEO & Co-founder; Entrepreneur in Residence - Mindful Team; Capital Enterprise

Enass Abo-Hamed

Co-Founder and CEO at H2GO Power Ltd

Genevieve Leveille

Founder and CEO of AgriLedger Ltd

Harris Irfan

Partner; Chairman - Gateway Global LLP; UK Islamic FinTech Panel

Hassan Chaudhury

Digital Health Lead; Co-founder & Director - Healthcare UK, Department for International Trade; Health iQ

Imtiaz Adam

Founder and CEO, Deep Learn Strategies Ltd (DLS)

Irfan Khan

CEO of Yielders

Ismail Ahmed

Founder and CEO of WorldRemit

Ismail Amla

Chief Growth Officer at Capita Plc

Jaqueline de Rojas

President, TechUK

Joan N. Mill

Managing Director EMEA, CPA Global

Joyeeta Das

Founder and Chief Executive of GYANA

Joysy John

Director of Education at Nesta

Judy Kawaguchi

Global Head, Office of the CIO at Refinitiv

June Angelides

Venture Capitalist, Samos Investments

Justin Gupta

Head of Broadcast and Entertainment, Strategic Partnerships, Google UK & Ireland

Kay Kukoyi

Founder of Purposeful Products

Keji Mustapha

Head of Network & Operations at Connect Ventures

Kevin Obi, MBA

Managing Director of Synergy Inc.

Kike Oniwinde

Founder and Chief Executive of BYP Network

Kish Hirani

Chief Technology Officer of Terra Virtua

Louise Broni-Mensah

CEO and Founder of Shoobs

Lucy Yu

Director of Public Policy at FiveAI

Manisha Mistry

Head of Digital Culture for R2 Data Labs

Marcel Thomas

Tech Lead of AND Digital

Nader Henein

Research Director, Privacy and Personal Data Protection, Gartner

Nafisa Bakkar

CEO of Amaliah

Namrata Sarmah

Senior Director, Product Management at Viacom

Noor Shaker

Biotech Entrepreneur

Norma Dove-Edwin

Group Chief Data and Information Officer at Places for People

Pae Natwilai Utoomprurkporn

CEO and Founder of Trik

Pawiter Rana

Head of Service Management, Fujitsu UK

Piers Linney

Entrepreneur and Investor

Priya Guha

Venture Partner at Merian Ventures

Priya Lakhani

Founder and Chief Executive, Century Tech

Raj Kalia

CEO of Building Digital U.K. (BDUK)

Rajeeb Dey

Founder and Chief Executive Of Learnerbly

Reece Chowdhry

Founder and Chief Executive of RLC Ventures

Saleha Williams

Digital Partner, Cognizant

Seyi Okuyemi-Daniel

Global Head of End User Technology at HSBC

Sheree Atcheson

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Monzo

Sofia Hmich

Founder of Future Positive Capital

Stacy-Ann Sinclair

CEO and founder of CodeREG

Sudhir Charturvedi

President & Executive Board Member at LTI

Sukhi Jutla

Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of MarketOrders.net

Suranga Chandratillake

General Partner of Balderton Capital

Talal Rajab

Head of National and Cyber Security, techUK

Tariq Khan

Vice President of Consumer Experience at Cotys

Tom Ilube, CBE

Founder and CEO, Crossword Cyber Security Plc

Tomi Davies

President - African Business Angel Network (ABAN)

Tommie Edwards

Founder and CEO of Eventbree

Valerie Moran

Head of Operations and Client Relations of Prepaid Financial Services

Wincie Wong

Head of Rose Review Implementation, NatWest

Yaseed Chaumoo

Co-Founder and CEO of Waive

Yinka Makinde

Programme Director at DigitalHealth.London

Yudee Uzowulu

CEO and founder of Ninos Global Tech

Zia Yusef

Founder and Chief Executive of Velocity