Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging
Asif is Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph. He was formerly the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and was also previously the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. He has delivered the strategic plans to drive a co-ordinated approach across various global businesses to focus both investment and intent on the broader inclusion agenda. He is a Multi-Award Winning Diversity and Inclusion expert with a proven track record in achieving operational and strategic targets, managing quality, performance, risk and change through promoting equal opportunities and diverse cultures.
He is a passionate and inspirational global leader in diversity with the ability to empower individuals and create a truly inclusive environment for all. Asif has been key in supporting businesses in implementing D&I activities and programmes as well as connecting with stakeholders at all levels to build strong and influential relationships across business functions. Asif acts as a role model, providing governance across businesses on D&I and cultural change and is committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all and is considered one of the leading thought leaders in this space.
Asif has received a number of accolades for his professional and volunteering work that include the Mosaic (Prince’s Trust) Award for mentoring and NAMP Multi Faith Award, Police Officer of the Year Award, the Civil Servant of the Year Award, the prestigious Asian Professionals Award and the highly commended Head of Diversity Award at the European Diversity Awards. He was named as a BAME top 8 workplace hero in 2018 and was honoured in 2017 in the Queen’s birthday honours list with an MBE for his services to Policing and the Communities and is a member of the HR Guild and is a Freeman of the City.