BAME100 Talent Index

25 October 2017

BAME100 Talent Index

Data protection expert highlighted in diversity talent index

As part of its work to highlight the strengths of diversity in business, talent consultancy supplier Green Park has announced its BAME100 Board Talent Index, which includes Ardi Kolah LL.M, Executive Fellow and Director of our GDPR Transition Programme. The listing highlights the achievements of senior black, Asian and minority ethnic professionals who are excelling in their board-level roles, despite underrepresentation in the business world.

Recognised by the Financial Times, Information Commissioner’s Office and European Commission as a leading data protection specialist, Ardi’s knowledge and passion is evident and he is an excellent role model to future business leaders. Alongside his Business School role, his career history spans roles and organisations including Founder of GO DPO®, senior management at Andersen Consulting, Founder of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy, and consultancy for a number of global clients in government, management and IT, financial services, online gaming and other business sectors.

The second annual BAME100 Index has been produced to compliment recommendations from The Parker Review on the ethnic diversity of UK boards and Green Park’s ‘Leadership 10,000’ report, which provides an analysis of the diversity of senior employees working within FTSE 100 companies. 

Individuals in the Index were chosen by a panel of experts, including Baroness Janet Royall PC, Ken Olisa OBE and Lord Chris Holmes, for their positive contribution to future generations and fit with the REALmodel grading methodology: 

  • Respected – known and cherished for the value they add
  • Empowering – provides strength and confidence
  • Authentic – known for being true to their values
  • Leading – willing to challenge the status quo

Ardi Kolah comments:

“The contribution of the BAME community within the public, private and voluntary sectors is enormous given the evidence of this BAME100 Index. It’s a great honour for myself and the Business School to be recognised in this way. We’ve still got a long way to go in terms of wider representation of BAME members at the highest level in public life but I’m very positive that the power of diversity will help create a more successful and cohesive society.”

Further information about the BAME100 is available on Green Park’s website

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