Meet some of our inspirational colleagues who have been named in the celebrated EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists.

We’re delighted to see two of our colleagues named in the celebrated EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists.

The lists showcase business leaders, future leaders and advocates who are breaking down barriers at work and working hard to smash the ceiling for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people in the UK, Ireland, Europe, United States and Canada. Representing multiple sectors and industries, the leaders featuring have not only achieved success in their own careers but have used this to actively drive for more inclusive workplaces.

Top 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List


Tanvi Gokhale, Segmentation & Propositions Director, Retail

Since joining the Group, Tanvi has passionately driven the inclusion agenda. She is a key Diversity Sponsor for Retail, a member of the Group Inclusion and Diversity Forum and Inclusion Strategy working group, and is actively involved with the internal REACH Network. Tanvi is founder of the Chief Customer Office’s Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic committee, which has driven increases in colleague disclosure rates and advocate involvement. She pioneered “Ask Me Anything” sessions to encourage colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds to share experiences and be more confident. Other initiatives she has led for this audience include a hiring and retention program for talent and a reverse mentoring program. Tanvi was invited to join one of the Deloitte Academy Diversity on Boards Programmes. She is a regular keynote and panel speaker at industry diversity events.

EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Future Leaders List


Bernard Adjei, Programme Manager, Group Transformation

Bernardis the Founder of the Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage  (REACH) Network’s RISE (Reach Inspire Support Empower) Programme, which provides work experience and apprenticeships to young people at 10 colleges across the country. Recognised recently in the internal REACH 2020 Ethnicity Role Models list, Bernard is also an ally of the internal Rainbow Network and has supported more than 350 students in the UK through coaching and workshops. He is committed to driving inclusion in the workplace and beyond, most notably as a Board member of the UK Chartered Banking Institute’s Forum where he raised over £1m in funds for the 2025 Foundation scheme aimed at increasing opportunities for disadvantaged youth.