Citi hosts the Out Leadership: Europe 2017 Summit in London

The 6th Annual Out Leadership: Europe 2017 LBGT+ Senior Leader Summit will bring together top executives to discuss the role of business in fostering inclusion amid the rise of global populism

  • James C. Cowles, Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citigroup will host the Summit
  • Claire Harvey, MBE, CEO, Diversity Role Models, will participate in a keynote interview

Panel discussions include:

The Rise of Populism: Keeping Progress on Track and Defending LGBT+ Rights in the Workplace with:

  • Baron Collins of Highbury, former General Secretary of the Labour Party
  • John Kittmer, former British Ambassador to Greece
  • Chaired by Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive, Stonewall

Chief Executive Panel: Leadership in the Board Room and the Executive Office with:

  • Inga Beale, Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd’s of London
  • Michael Cole-Fontayn, Executive Vice President and Chairman of Europe, Middle East and Africa, BNY Mellon
  • Antonio Simões, Chief Executive, HSBC Bank plc,
  • Chaired by James C. Cowles, Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citi

Navigating Risk: Global Companies Operating in Markets with Prevalent Anti-LGBT+ Sentiment with:

  • Andy Milnes, Head of Integrated Supply & Trading, Europe and Africa, BP
  • Tommy Stadlen, Co-Founder, Polaroid Swing
  • Antonio Simões, Chief Executive, HSBC Bank plc
  • Malcolm Sweeting, Senior Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Chaired by Iain Anderson, Executive Chairman, Cicero Group

London, October 4, 2017 – More than a hundred senior business leaders will gather today at the sixth annual Out Leadership: Europe LGBT+ Senior Leader Summit, hosted by Citi at Stirling Square 5-7 Carlton Gardens, SW1Y 5AD.

“Citi is honoured to serve for the first time as host for this event,” said James C. Cowles, Chief Executive Officer for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Citigroup. “LGBT+ rights have been a key issue for the bank for many years, and we are proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our LGBT+ colleagues, and the LGBT+ community, in working to create an equal and inclusive society.”

“When our people thrive, our business thrives,” said Gideon Moore, Managing Partner of global law firm Linklaters LLP, which hosted the Summit VIP Dinner at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery on October 3. “We are proud to be part of a wider team in the business community committed to driving forward the moral, business and economic case for LGBT+ equality and inclusion around the world.”

“We’re humbled that some of the world’s most accomplished LGBT+ and Ally business leaders have agreed to speak at our sixth annual Summit in Europe,” said Todd G. Sears, Founder and Principal of Out Leadership. “It’s a testament to the important steps we’re helping senior business leaders take to protect and deepen their investment in LGBT+ inclusion around the world.”

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