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BBC appoints Okolidoh director of diversity and inclusion

September 12, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Chinny Okolidoh

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The BBC said on Wednesday that it has named Chinny Okolidoh director of diversity & inclusion to lead the U.K. public broadcaster’s diversity efforts and strategies. She will take up the role “later this year.”

Okolidoh will be “responsible for ensuring diversity and inclusion is at the heart of everything the BBC does” and that the organization “accurately reflects the audiences it serves, both on and off air,” the broadcaster said. “The role combines BBC Workforce and Creative Diversity responsibilities to ensure strategic oversight of all the BBC’s diversity commitments. Leading and developing the BBC’s diversity and inclusion team, Chinny will collaborate with directors and their teams across the BBC, including in content, news, studios and the nations, to drive best practice.”

She will also oversee the development and implementation of initiatives related to on-air and production talent representation, commissioning guidelines, diversity and inclusion training programs and metrics to measure progress.

Currently director of diversity, equity & inclusion at L’Oréal (U.K. & Ireland), the executive “has a strong track record of creating inclusive work cultures and has led diversity and inclusion strategies at a range of organizations, the BBC said.


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