Ismail Amla is Chief Growth Officer at Capita Plc, the UK’s largest tech-enabled BPO provider and is recognised as one of the top 100 most influential Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders in the UK tech sector. With a career spanning Europe and North America, Ismail has a wealth of experience delivering value and large-scale transformation in some of the world's most renowned technology and consulting firms - including IBM, CapCo and Accenture.
As a dedicated advocate of equality, diversity and inclusion, Ismail is committed to using his platform to champion the power of individuals in transforming organisations. In this session he will discuss his own experiences - both as a BAME professional, and as a senior leader - as well as discuss how businesses can do more to drive sustainable, meaningful progress in the diversity agenda.
As well as an MBA from Manchester University and an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton, Ismail was appointed to the Board of UK Sport in April 2020, currently the only Muslim and BAME board member; holds a board position at The University of East London; and is an advisor at the Weissman Centre for International Business in New York.