Winners announced at the Black British Business Awards 2020

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Segun Osuntokun

Segun Osuntokun, Managing Partner at top 20 international law firm Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) London Office, has been named as Business Person of the Year at the Black British Business Awards (BBBAwards).

Osuntokun impressed the judges with his strategic leadership at BCLP on complex projects for over 30 FTSE 100 companies and more than 50 Global Fortune 500 companies all with his unwavering passion for race equity in his 25+ year career in business.

For the seventh year in a row, the BBBAwards celebrated the outstanding achievements of Black British professionals and entrepreneurs, highlighting the community’s commercial contribution to the UK economy and identifying formidable role models and mentors across a number of sectors.

The awards ceremony crowns a landmark year in history for racial equity and featured a special recognition for Black British frontline workers.

Melanie Eusebe, Chair and Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards comments: “After a year filled with so many challenges, it was rewarding to take a step back this month to reflect not only on the history of the Black community here in the UK, but also to celebrate the incredible individuals who are making their mark now.”

Sophie Chandauka, Co-Founder of the Black British Business Awards comments: “Each of our finalists and award winners is a source of inspiration, highlighting the significant accomplishments and important contributions the Black community is making in every sector of the business world. They all deserve recognition and congratulations for their accomplishments and it was our pleasure to honour them at the Black British Business Awards events this October.”

The full list of winners of the 2020 BBBAwards are as follows:

Black British Business Person of the Year
Segun Osuntokun, Managing Partner at BCLP, London Office

Arts & Media Rising Star
Nnena Nwakodo – Producer at Bartle Bogle Hegarty

Arts & Media Senior Leader
Anthony Andrews – Co-founder and Creative Director of We Are Parable

Consumer & Luxury Rising Star
Rachael Corson and Joycelyn Mate – Co-founders of Afrocenchix

Consumer & Luxury Senior Leader
Sandra Murphy – Founder of Equidiet UK Ltd

Entrepreneur Rising Star
Ayesha Ofori – CEO and Founder of Black Property Network

Entrepreneur Senior Leader Winner
Trevor Robinson OBE – Founder and Executive Creative Director of Quiet Storm

Financial Services Rising Star
Zainab Kwaw-Swanzy – Senior Digital Product Manager at Barclays

Financial Services Senior Leader
Gavin Lewis – Managing Director, Head of UK LGPS at BlackRock

Professional Services Rising Star
Natalie Carter – Senior Associate at Greenberg Traurig LLP

Professional Services Senior Leader
Bennard Owusu – Senior Partner at BWF Solicitors

STEM Rising Star
Ninarita Williams – Project Manager at Transport for London

STEM Senior Leader
Dr Abdullahi Sheriff – Executive, Solutions Strategy, Strategic Partnerships & Solutions, Europe at GE Healthcare

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