Tunji Akintokun MBE

Head of Sales at PwC UK

  • CSL Changemaker
  • Host to Walk the Tightrope

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CSL Changemaker since:  2014

Walk the Tightrope Speaker Cohort:  ILAM 2013

I am responsible for:  The sales teams and capabilities across all PwC lines of service (risk assurance, tax, deals and consulting) and industry segments in the UK.

I am passionate about:  Supporting people to reach their potential, particularly young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The Ilesha Charitable Trust, which I founded, has been my main vehicle for supporting diversity, STEM, social mobility, arts and sports causes through impact donations, bursaries and scholarships.

What I value most about the CSL community:  The inclusive environment and explicit focus on giving back to society.

Top 100 ethnic minority role models EMpower supported by Yahoo Finance 2019
Member of British Empire (MBE) Queen’s Honours List 2018
Top 100 black and ethnic minority UK leader in technology Inclusive Boards / Financial Times 2018
Outstanding mentor award Association of Black Minority Engineers 2017
Top 100 most powerful black people in Britain Powerlist 2016-2019
Number 4 of 100 top ethnic minority executives EMpower supported
by Financial Times
Olympic torch bearer for Rio 2016 Olympic Organising Committee / Cisco 2016
7th most connected man in Britain GQ Magazine 2015
Winner of positive role model category Nat’l Diversity Awards 2015
Top 100 most outstanding Nigerians to have lived in the UK Nigeria Centenary Awards 2014

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