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Abu Bundu-Kamara

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Senior Director, Global Inclusion and Diversity at Expedia

Abu is a globally recognised equity, inclusion and diversity expert and strategic thinker with strong business acumen.  He is passionate about helping leaders and companies embrace change in a New World Marketplace. With a proven record and over 20 years of career experience in global business sectors and senior HR leadership roles. He works with executives to embed inclusion & diversity in their decision-making process through system redesign and leadership development. 

In October 2021, Expedia appointed him Senior Director, Global Inclusion and Diversity. In this role, he is responsible for driving the development of a global vision and effective strategy for inclusion and diversity for EMEA, APAC and LATAM. He also led their Global Inclusion Business Groups.  Expedia`s Inclusion Business Groups (IBGs) are one way they support employees and their sense of belonging at Expedia Group. IBGs are self-organized communities, sponsored by the I&D team, focused on advancing inclusion, awareness, development, and a sense of belonging for underrepresented identities at Expedia Group.

In addition to his fantastic role at Expedia, he supports several organisations and sit on the board of Catalyst, NCTJ (The National Council for the Training of Journalists) and the Journalism Diversity Fund. He is also a founding member of the National Equality Standard (NES), the 30% Club working group, and chair a UK Network for Diversity Practitioners. He speaks regularly at conferences on the topic of inclusion. Previously, Abu has worked for global brands such as Pearson, Financial Times, The Economist, Penguin Books, BAE Systems and Boeing.

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Chisom Udeze (She/Her)

Economist | Founder of Diversify, Diversify Consult and HerSpace

Chisom is an Economist, a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Strategist, and a 3 times founder of impact driven companies. She has over 14 years of experience working with organizations like the European Commission, The United Nations, ExxonMobil and The Economist Group. Chisom is analytical and a data enthusiast. She is passionate about interrogating the cross-sectoral relationship between society’s inhabitants, resources, production, technology, distribution and output. She efficiently and effectively unlocks complex systems, interprets data, forecasts socio-economic trends and conducts research.

Having lived and worked in 7 countries across 3 continents, she is highly adaptable to different circumstances and people, and thrives in uncertain environments.

As the founder of Diversify and Diversify Consult, Chisom and her team work with companies, institutions, governments and civil society to develop sustainable DEIB strategies and embed measurable diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace and society. In addition, in 2022, Diversify launched the Diversify Nordics Summit, the largest conference in the Nordics that gathers cross-sectoral stakeholders to amplify DEIB in the Nordics and beyond.

In 2020, she founded HerSpace, a diverse and inclusive co-creation community for all genders, with particular focus on women and non-binary people. In 2022, HerSpace launched HerTech, Women in Tech incubator, for women-led companies, with a focus on the inclusion of diverse founders.

Chisom is a thought-leader in DEIB and a passionate advocate for mental health and wellness. She writes often on DEIB and justice related topics, some of her work is published on Forbes. 

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