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Our EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Models

Two Aviva colleagues have made the EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Model lists. These celebrate the achievements of the ethnic minority business community.

Peers and colleagues nominated the 2021 Ethnic Minority Role Models based on their experience and influence. 

Chika Aghadiuno, Group Enterprise Risk Director, came 52nd on the EMpower 100 Ethnic Minority Executives List.

Chika Aghadiuno, Group Enterprise Risk Director
Chika Aghadiuno, Group Enterprise Risk Director

“Race and ethnicity has never been an easy topic to tackle. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have chosen to do something – the smallest of individual acts can be as impactful as the big organisational initiatives which are nothing without the support and take up of us all.

“Aviva is playing its part here to make sure we continue to learn and move forward. I and so many others are committed to supporting these efforts and counting on your continued energy and input. My congratulations to Shreeya – a fantastic example of the emerging talent we have at Aviva.”

Shreeya Paudel, Client Relationship Manager, Aviva Investors, came 39th on the EMpower 100 Future Leaders List.

Shreeya Paudel, Client Relationship Manager
Shreeya Paudel, Client Relationship Manager

“I feel extremely privileged to have been recognised on the EMpower list and for the continued efforts for change I am part of through Aviva Balance. I have always believed that instead of a marathon, the path to change is a series of sprints and we cannot ever compromise on pace. 

“I am grateful to those who have inspired, nurtured, guided and encouraged that desire for pace of change, especially within Aviva. I can only hope to do the same. 

“I cannot wait for the day that lists like these aren’t required and milestones that may seem too ambitious today become the norm.” 

Congratulations to Chika and Shreeya. 

For the full list visit the EMpower website.

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Group External Communications

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Group Financial and Corporate Communications

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