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SEO London

Black Heritage Leadership Summit

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

Conference: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Venue: Nomura, 1 Angel Lane, London,

The Black Heritage Summit is a dynamic and enriching event that celebrates and explores the rich cultural tapestry of the Black community. Join us for a thought-provoking gathering that features engaging discussions, cultural showcases, and networking opportunities. This summit provides a platform to amplify Black voices, share stories of resilience, and foster a sense of unity and empowerment. Don't miss this inspiring occasion to connect, learn, and honor the diverse heritage that shapes our shared history.

At SEO London, we believe that it is vital for our young Black leaders to be exposed to outstanding examples of Black excellence in order to be enabled and encouraged to flourish and aim high. We also believe that to limit the negative impacts of racism on young people, all sectors of society must engage with these issues through exchanging ideas and allyship.

SEO London’s vision of creating an equal society can only be realised through collective effort and through embracing the numerous values and benefits of diversity and inclusion. Throughout the summit, our senior leaders will deliver speeches and facilitate interactive lectures designed to inspire and empower young Black Heritage students to become successful and influential leaders, both within professional settings and community organisations.


What to expect:

  • You’ll have the opportunity to hear from inspiring leaders across different industries (investment banking and asset management, insurance, law, technology and more) and community organisations.  

  • You will take part in discussions that influence and inspire SEO London, our sponsor firms and dozens of Black Heritage students. 

  • Network with students exploring their career paths and experienced industry professionals who are examples of success stories 

Learn more about this year's speakers here.

View last year's highlights below

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Guest Speakers


10:00 - 10:30 - Registration 


10:30 - 11:00 - Opening Address: Introduction and Welcome 


  • Nathalie Richards, CEO, SEO London

  • John Tierney, COO and Senior Executive Sponsor of EMBRACE Inclusion Network, Nomura


11:00 - 11:40 - Keynote In Conversation With...


  • Dr Mark Prince OBE, Founder and Director, Kiyan Prince Foundation


11:40 - 12:00 - Coffee Break 


12:00 - 12:45 - Panel discussion - Identity and Journeys to Leadership

  • Nathalie Richards, CEO, SEO London

  • Dr Mark Prince OBE, Founder and Director, Kiyan Prince Foundation

  • Bilal Hilton-Leigh, Executive Director, Head of Data Integration for the Investment Bank, UBS

  • Ufondu Udeze, Head of Corporate Legal and HR Legal & Employee Relations, Nomura


12:45 - 13:45 - Lunch Break 

13:45 - 14:30 - Interactive lectures  - 1 & 2

Assimilation vs expression of culture

  • Emmanuela Obazuaye, Credit Risk Analyst, Barclays

  • Victoria Fayemi, Marketing Analyst, Barclays


Fashion, hair & expression

  • Ugorji Agbai, Ruka Hair

14:30 -14:45 - Coffee Break 

14:45 - 15:30 - Interactive lectures - 3 & 4 

Personal Branding & Identity


  • Courtney Boateng, Co- founder, To My Sisters

Comparison Compared to Competition

  • Deborah Conteh, Program Coordinator, Untold Creative Training

  • Seun Sontan, Graduate Communications Executive, Roche Diagnostics UK & Ireland

15:30 - 16:00 - Closing note

16:00 - 17:00 - Drinks & Networking

17:00 - 17:30 - Event Close

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