Asif is Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at adidas, prior to which he was the Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging for The Telegraph Media Group. He was previously the Head of Diversity and Inclusiveness for EY Financial Services and the Head of the Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Unit for the City of London Police. He is a Multi-Award Winning Diversity and Inclusion expert with over 15 years experience and a proven track record in achieving operational and strategic targets, managing quality, performance, risk and change.
He is a passionate and inspirational Global Leader, co author and a renowned keynote speaker with the ability to empower individuals and create a truly inclusive environment for all. Asif has been key in implementing D&I activities and programmes as well as connecting with stakeholders at all levels of organisations to build strong and influential relationships with influencers. Asif acts as a role model, providing governance across businesses on D&I and is committed to creating a strong sense of belonging for all.
Asif has received a number of accolades for his work that include the Mosaic (Prince’s Trust) Award for mentoring, Police Officer of the Year Award, the Civil Servant of the Year Award, the prestigious Asian Professional Award and the highly commended Head of Diversity Award at the European Diversity Awards. Asif 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, The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals and is a Freeman of the City.
He is currently a leadership fellow at St George's House at Windsor Castle, a Judge for numerous Awards including the CIPD Awards, BIMA Awards, Personnel Today Awards and the Lord Mayor's Dragon Awards, an Ambassador for Remembering Srebrenica, Member of the APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) on Hate Crime, Special Advisory to the charity Penny Appeal, a trainer for the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights and a Special Sergeant with the City of London Police
The 3rd Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020
The 3rd Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit 2020 aims to highlight and discuss the prevalent issues of our time whilst examining the increased need for specialised knowledge in our rapidly changing world.
The conference will cover presentations and discussions on various topics, such as the management of consumer behaviour after the "Coronavirus Era", "Education on the brink", the emergence of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and how corporate ethos is now changing. We will also be addressing the influence of Social Media on democracy and the build up and spread of conspiracy theories (e.g. 5G). Health once again will play a central role, with a debate revolving around research on the impact of steroids. Finally, the issue of Europe's handling of the pandemic will also be a topic of conversation.
The conference will be held entirely online, with high profile participants of the global and regional scene belonging to the field of technology, corporate ethics, research and innovation, consumer behaviour and much more.
Digital Agenda Cyprus Summit is a reality thanks to the support of Cyta, Bank of Cyprus, Deloitte, and LOGICOM. Participants will be the most important educational institutions of the country: University of Nicosia, European University Cyprus, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics, Frederick University.
For more information visit www.digitalagendacy.com