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March/April 2019

Diversity Travel founder in top 20 BAME business global leaders list

The executive chairman of travel management company Diversity Travel has been ranked in the top 20 'UPstanding 100 Executive Power List'.

Harish Sodha was named 14th in the list which celebrates the work of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) business leaders.

Led by executive search firm Audeliss, the Power List is the first to unite business leaders from across all BAME communities, showcasing the Top 100 executive BAME professionals in the US, UK and Ireland.

The initiative is part of a wider campaign to shine a light on BAME business leaders who have had an impact on the business world and achieved success.

Harish founded the TMC that specialises in charity, not-for-profit and academic travel.

The power list found that Harish was “instrumental” in the creation of the UK’s first charity air fares with major international airlines and continues to negotiate enhancements to these arrangements to provide the best value for Diversity Travel’s clients.

Suki Sandhu, CEO Audeliss and co-founder UPstanding said: “There is a diversity deficit at the very top of organisations in both the UK and the US.

“We whole-heartedly believe that making diverse role models visible and celebrating them is the most powerful way to address this as you are demonstrating to the leaders of tomorrow exactly what is possible for minority ethnic groups. The message of this list is that there should be no boundaries or barriers for your potential.”

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