Asif Sadiq has worked for some of the world’s biggest brands including Adidas and The Telegraph helping them with diversity and inclusion. Throughout his career, Asif has been committed to making workplaces across the country more equal and has become a multi-award winner in his field. When booked as a BAME speaker, Asif regularly educates audiences on the benefits that improved inclusion can bring to a professional environment.
For more than two years Asif worked at one of the world’s biggest newspapers, The Telegraph, as the publication’s Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. In this role, he was responsible for increasing the news giant’s representation. Thanks to his staunch work Asif has been awarded an MBE and the paper now has sustainable and industry-leading diversity policies in place. He’s also replicated this success at the Royal Pharmaceutical company and sports brands Adidas and Reebok showing how he has a proven track record of success in all sectors. Recently, in 2023, Asif was further honoured for his commitments to diversity, equity and inclusion as a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from The Open University.
Prior to assisting companies with diversity and inclusion, Asif was an integral member of the City of London Police. While working for the organisation Asif introduced a number of future-proofed equality strategies to raise awareness and support issues surrounding Muslim police. Gaining a reputation for himself as a progressive change agent in racial equality, he later worked as a consultant tackling hate crime for the United Nations.
Now, Asif continues to work as the Senior Vice President of Equity and Inclusion for WarnerMedia in addition to supporting clients as a keynote speaker. Able to demonstrate skills and lessons that can bring about tangible change, he’s one of the most impactful speakers available to discuss racial equality in the workplace. With a proven history of redefining the future of BAME professionals across industries, Asif’s insights are unrivalled.
Asif Sadiq is regularly booked to engage audiences at events, read their latest feedback below:
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your involvement with our Staff Conference on Wednesday 19 August. I appreciate how busy your diary must be and I am grateful that you were able to join us live on the day. We have been receiving really positive feedback from our staff and it’s certainly a great way to start the new academic year. Thank you once again for your support.”
“The session was a resounding success and great feedback from leaders.”
“On behalf of all of us I wanted to drop you a quick line to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to Asif for joining us today, he is amazing and has really caused quite a stir at IMO with an engaging and thought-provoking chat. I also want to express our gratitude to him for dedicating us more time than originally scheduled to answer the questions from our staff, there’s an appetite for more from him and it has lit a fire in people’s bellies, I would say. We really appreciate his insights and the ease and familiarity with which he has approached this exercise with us.”
“We’ve just come off the call with Asif and I just wanted to say that it was absolutely brilliant- perfectly executed and so insightful. The immediate feedback from the participants has been amazing, so I’m hoping you could pass our huge thanks to him”
“It was a really good talk. Very insightful and thought-provoking. It’s given us lots to think about for our D and I plan that we are going to put forward. We received lots of positive feedback from colleagues after the talk”
“Asif is very knowledgable around the EDI subject matters, leaving thoughts on how we can implement an open culture. Recognising that we make mistakes and how we learn from them? Asif also speaks openly about some of his personal experiences, which allows his audience to open up to him. I would have no hesitation in using Asif again around this subject matter and can see how he has an MBE. Thank you for giving me some insightful ideas, that got the cogs moving”
“Asif Sadiq was a fantastic Black History Month guest. He spoke with authority, clarity and provided excellent insights and practical examples of how we can take the drive for equity in our workplaces and society forward. The audience engagement and feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. I would also like to say how easy Asif was to work with. He has been engaging, flexible and accomodating throughout the entire process. Because of all of the above, Asif comes highly recommended by us”