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The most influential BAME leaders in tech revealed

POWER: (L-R) Adrian Joseph, Andy Ayim, Nneka Abulokwe and June Angelides (Photo credit:

THE FINANCIAL Times have launched a list charting the UK’s top 100 black and minority ethnic leaders in technology.

The list, produced by board appointments firm Inclusive Boards, will be released today at the House of Commons as part of the official launch of the Inclusive Tech AllianceT.

The Alliance has been set up in response to new research by Inclusive Boards that will show the sector is significantly lagging behind others on diversity within senior leadership.

The founder of the Inclusive Tech Alliance (ITA), Samuel Kasumu, who is also a member of the Prime Minister's Race Disparity Advisory Board said: “Technology is increasingly playing an important role in driving our economy and there is a great need to ensure that everyone can fully participate in the jobs and opportunities technology brings.

Those featured in the top 100 list include senior leaders like Nneka Abulokwe,
founder of MicroMax Consulting; Tom Ilube, founder and chief executive of Crossword Cybersecurity; June Angelides founder of Mums in Technology and many more.

Many of the leaders listed shared their excitement at being included. Kiki Oniwinde, who is the founder of the Black Young Professional (BYP) Network tweeted: "Happy to have been named Top 100 most influential BAME tech leaders in the @FT."

Trevor Johnson, global director of Facebook said: "Proud to be on the list. Congrats to all involved. Looking forward to meeting the others at the House of Commons later to discuss how we can continue to improve things. Plenty more work to be done."

See the full list of top 100 BAME leaders in tech here.

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