City Sikhs Advisory Board
The City Sikhs Advisory Board are prominent people, who provide us with guidance on strategic matters; and a viewpoint gained through their individual pursuits and diverse experiences accumulated through their professional lives. They also perform the role of mentoring members of our Executive Board, Charity Board and City Sikhs Ambassadors.
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Kamel Hothi has over 32 years banking experience and has had a varied career in all sectors. She is recognised for developing the Asian Strategy across Lloyds Group. Her remits has included product development, cultural training, strategy and marketing resulting in some very high profile sponsorships such as The Asian Jewel Awards, The Asian Women of Achievement Awards and the (Global) Asian Awards.
Having faced her own glass ceilings over the last 3 decades Kamel is passionate about having a level playing field and is a regular key note speak on the subject. Kamel helped found the bank’s Ethnic Minority Network and the mentoring programme which has been going strong now for 10 years.
Her passion to support diversity has resulted in Kamel supporting the Foreign and Commonwealth Office report on community cohesion as well as chairing initiatives such as the Government’s Procurement Working Group, Producing a report advising Ministers on how they can use procurement to leverage race equality and help Small Minority Ethnic businesses grow.
Kamel is seen as a leader in her field and sits on a number of panels as judge, consultant and advisor to many wanting to enter the Asian market.
Acting as an ambassador for the group Kamel led a delegation to India during Gordon Browns visit and she has received several awards from various sectors in recognition of her support for Diversity and community cohesion.
Krish Raval is Chief Executive of Learn to Lead, an organization that develops the personal potential of people of all ages. His company runs programs for corporations and educational institutions around the world.
Krish is also the director for Faith in Leadership, a course for rising stars within the different faith traditions in Britain which has as its Patrons the main faith leaders in the UK including the Archbishop of Canterbury (www.faithinleadership.org).
Krish Raval was born in Ethiopia of Indian parents and was raised in the UK. He was educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Sheffield. He is Senior Fellow at the James MacGregor Burns Academy for Leadership at the University of Maryland Krish has served on the Board of Directors of Initiatives of Change (USA) since 2008.
Dr Surinder Hundal
Surinder Hundal has over 25 years’ multi-faceted international business management experience gained from leading influential senior roles in the technology sector.
She currently runs her own consultancy business, offering a portfolio of services in the corporate responsibility and sustainable development field to global business, not-for-profit and public sector organisations. Her choice of field is driven by her belief that business has a vital role to play in society but needs to transform the way in which it connects with humanity’s aspirations and challenges. Her particular focus is on encouraging business leaders to collaborate more effectively with their business peers, with government and civil society sectors and with communities to bring about social cohesion, environmental stability and equitable economic growth.
Surinder is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) in the UK. She has a postgraduate certificate in Cross-Sector Partnerships from the Cambridge University Programme for Industry. She holds a MBA from Cass Business School in London; and a BSc Honours in Life Sciences from the University of Westminster. Surinder was awarded her PhD in pharmacology from the University of London.
As a British Sikh, Surinder is actively engaged in catalyzing thought leadership with her peers on the role of modern Sikhs in global issues as well as promoting through her personal commitments, an understanding of Sikh cultural, faith and military heritage. She was a judge on the world’s first Sikh Awards in 2010.
She sits on the Advisory Board of MBA at the Cass Business School in London. She is an advisor to the Board of Trustees for Project Mosaic, an Anglo-American educational charity set up to promote interfaith and intercultural tolerance and multicultural good citizenship.
Surinder is a member of the City Women’s Network, UK’s premier senior businesswomen’s network, where she was on its Board in 2008. She was nominated for Asian Women of Achievement Awards, Business Woman of the Year, Corporate category in 2005.
Surinder was born in Tanzania, raised first in Kenya and then in England. She has lived and worked in Singapore, Finland, Japan, the United States, China, India, South Africa, South East Asia, the Middle East and continental Europe.