100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018

100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018

On October 24, 2018, OUTstanding and Financial Times presented the 2018 OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives lists, which consist of the lists ‘100 LGBT+ Executives 2018,’ ‘50 Ally Executives 2018,’ ‘50 LGBT+ Future Leaders 2018,’ ‘30 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives 2018,’ and ‘Hall of Fame 2018.’ In this blog post, you will find these out and proud heroes of the business world 2018.

OUTstanding was founded to prove that LGBT+ executives could be visible, safe and successful in business. Its lists are important because, as OUTstanding says, “Our employees do not stop being who they are when they walk out of the office door; we must be visible in our support at all times, in all places. Despite much progress in the UK and beyond, LGBT+ professionals are still experiencing obstacles in their careers. It is as important as ever to champion LGBT+ and ally execs in both the private and public sector, and recognize the leaders of tomorrow who are already breaking down barriers and driving diversity.”

‘100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018’ On October 24, OUTstanding and Financial Times presented the 2018 OUTstanding & FT Leading LGBT+ & Ally Executives lists, which consist of the lists ‘100 LGBT+ Executives 2018,’ ‘50 Ally Executives 2018,’ ‘50 LGBT+ Future Leaders 2018,’ ‘30 LGBT+ Public Sector Executives 2018,’ and ‘Hall of Fame 2018.’ In this blog post, you will find these out and proud heroes of the business world: http://bit.ly/OutAndProud18

Representation

Financial Times claims that “trans representation fell this year, from nine percent in 2017 across the lists to six percent, but there were more lesbians (up 2.3 percentage points). Gay men still claim more than two-thirds of places. Financial services tightened their grip on the lists, up to almost a third of all nominees. Representation from the law and professional services grew too. Together, these three categories make up over half of the lists. There were sharp drops in those coming from the tech sector and industry.”

Diverse

Suki Sandhu, chief executive of INvolve, the parent organization of OUTstanding, said: “Our sixth list is our most international and diverse ever. We are so proud to see so many senior and future leaders recognized as role models for their work driving cultural change and creating work environments where everyone can succeed.”

100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018: Top 25 LGBT+ Executives 2018

Here are the 100 out and proud heroes of the business world 2018. If you want to see the list with nice photos and a short summary of these LGBT+ leaders, please visit OUTstanding’s website. Please note that there are some discrepancies between the official OUTstanding LGBT+ Role Models list and those published by the FT. For more information about that, please read this statement.

  1. Jim Fitterling, Dow Chemical Company, Chief executive
  2. Stacey Friedman, JPMorgan Chase, General counsel
  3. Peter Arvai, Prezi, Chief executive and co-founder
  4. Stephen Jacques, Key Assets, Chief executive
  5. Martin Chavez, Goldman Sachs, Vice-chairman
  6. Edward Enninful, British Vogue, Editor-in-chief
  7. David Hynam, Bupa, UK chief executive
  8. Angelica Ross, Miss Ross Inc, President
  9. Margot Slattery, Sodexo, Country president, Ireland
  10. Suresh Raj, Zeno Group, MD, global business development
  11. Jan Siegmund, ADP, Chief financial officer
  12. Lisa Wainwright, GB Basketball, Chief executive (until October 2018)
  13. Victor Nieves, EY, Director, EMEIA capital markets
  14. Nick Mott, Dentons, Assistant general counsel and partner
  15. Daniel Gerring, Travers Smith, Partner, head of pensions
  16. Jim Ford, Allen & Overy, Co-head of life sciences
  17. Brian Rolfes, McKinsey & Company, Partner, global recruiting
  18. Geoff Godwin, AIG, UK chief operating officer
  19. Angela Darlington, Aviva, Group chief risk officer
  20. Ken Janssens, JPMorgan, Managing director, global technology
  21. Saleem Fazal, Taylor Wessing, Partner
  22. Iain Anderson, Cicero Group, Executive chairman
  23. Geffrye Parsons, Macquarie Bank, Managing director
  24. David Furnish, Rocket Entertainment, Chief executive
  25. Joshua Graff, LinkedIn, UK country manager and VP, EMEA

100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018: 26-50

  1. Jason Grenfell-Gardner, Teligent, President and chief executive
  2. Mark Anderson, Virgin Atlantic, Executive vice-president, customer
  3. James Allan, Barclays, Managing director, corporate banking FX
  4. David Levine, Disney, General manager, Disney Channels UK/Ireland
  5. Cynthia Armine-Klein, First Data Corporation, Chief control officer
  6. Sander van’ t Noordende, Accenture, Group chief executive, products
  7. Pippa Dale, BNP Paribas, Head of global markets roadshows
  8. Sarah Dimmelow, Core Assets Children’s Services, Managing director
  9. Amanda McKay Balfour, Beatty, Quality director, major projects
  10. David Isaac, Pinsent Masons, Equity partner and sector head
  11. Robert Annibale, Citi, Global director, inclusive finance
  12. Daisy Reeves, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Partner
  13. Jon Miller, Brunswick Group, Partner
  14. Richard Socarides, GLG, Chief communications officer
  15. Masa Yanagisawa, Deutsche Bank, Co-head of Japan equity sales
  16. Louis Vega, Dow Chemical Company, President, Australia and New Zealand
  17. Antonia Belcher, MHBC, Founding partner
  18. Robert Hanson, John Hardy, Chief executive
  19. Ollie Saunders, JLL, Lead director, alternatives
  20. Patrick Mispagel, Moody’s Investors Service, MD, EMEA ratings and research support
  21. Thomas Sanchez, Social Driver, Chief executive
  22. David Shelley, Hachette UK, Chief executive
  23. Robyn Streisand, The Mixx, Chief executive
  24. Michael Brunt, The Economist, Chief operating officer
  25. Maggie Lower, TrueBlue, Chief marketing officer

100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018: 51-75

 

  1. Jens Audenaert, ADP, Divisional VP and general manager
  2. Elliot Vaughn, Boston Consulting Group, Partner and managing director
  3. John Clifford, McMillan, Partner
  4. Darren Rickards, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Managing director, EM corporate banking
  5. Lisa Davis, Citi, MD, global head of enterprise services
  6. Joey Gonzalez, Barry’s Boot Camp, Chief executive
  7. David Finlayson, Credit Suisse, Global chief of staff, group operations
  8. Sylvia Ng, HSBC, Head of business development, Greater China
  9. Will Smith, Deloitte, Partner
  10. Ben Foat, Post Office, Group legal director
  11. Tony Wood, Mercer Marsh Benefits, UK health leader
  12. Tim Millward, ExtraStaff, Chief executive
  13. Brian Bickell, Shaftesbury, Chief executive
  14. Darren Styles, Stream Publishing, Managing director
  15. Brian Winterfeldt, Winterfeldt IP Group, Founder and principal
  16. Timothy Thompson, TD Bank Group, Senior VP, strategy and transformation
  17. Timothy Chow, Diageo, General counsel, Latin America and the Caribbean
  18. Greg Johns, IBM North America, Director and senior negotiations executive
  19. Cliff Hopkins, Instagram, Global head of marketing
  20. Emma Woollcott, Mishcon de Reya, Partner
  21. Huw Morris, Lee & Thompson, Partner, advertising and marketing
  22. Shachar Grembek, Reps AI, Co-founder and chief technology officer
  23. Matt Scarff, ITV, Director of ITV Creative and Events
  24. Hayley Sudbury, Werkin, Founder and chief executive
  25. Wesley Bizzell, Altria, Senior assistant general counsel

100 Out and Proud Heroes of the Business World 2018: 76-100

  1. Catherine Vaughan, EY, Partner, global compliance leader
  2. Olfert de Wit, HSBC, Chief operating officer, Singapore
  3. Lawrence Spicer, RBC, VP audit, personal and commercial banking
  4. Cynthia Fortlage, GHY, Chief information officer
  5. Gabrielle Novacek, Boston Consulting Group, Partner and managing director
  6. Amin Kassam, Bloomberg, Chief of staff and senior counsel
  7. Monica Boll, Accenture, Managing director
  8. Jeffrey Krogh, BNP Paribas, Managing director
  9. Narind Singh, Clifford Chance, Partner
  10. Martin Stead, Nutmeg, Chief executive
  11. Steve Wardlaw, Emerald Life, Executive chairman
  12. Abby Fiorella, Mastercard, General Auditor
  13. Vincent Francois, Société Générale, Regional chief audit executive
  14. Ellen van Essen, Vodafone, Global head of shared services
  15. Justin D’Agostino, Herbert Smith Freehills, Global head of disputes
  16. Emma Goodford, Knight Frank, Partner, department head, UK
  17. Eric Dube, Viiv Healthcare, Head, North America
  18. Shamina Singh, Mastercard, President, center for inclusive growth
  19. Anna Fullerton-Batten, Refinitiv, Head of global people acquisition
  20. Jorge Pikunic, Centrica, MD, distributed energy and power
  21. Alex Kalomparis, Gilead Sciences, Vice-president, public affairs, EMEA
  22. Erik Luengen, SAP, Vice-president, head of operations
  23. Tuvia Borok, Goldman Sachs, Executive director and senior counsel
  24. Marc Rubinstein, Asia Pacific Land, Managing director, group general counsel
  25. Dominik Weh, Oliver Wyman, Partner

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