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Amit Singh

Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement at AXA Investment Managers Limited

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Bio: Amit is the Head of Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement at AXA Investment Managers a role he has held since March 2022. Based in London, Amit is responsible for driving the design, development, implementation and evaluation of AXA IM’s inclusion and diversity strategy globally. LGBT+ is an area of focus for AXA IM along with gender, abilities, origins, generations and mental health. Amit has been with AXA IM since July 2015 where he was previously Head of Human Resources for Asia and Japan.

Prior to joining AXA Investment Managers, Amit worked at Deutsche Post DHL Group for 10 years across all its main business lines and five different countries. During his time at DHL, he supported the creation of the first business case for diversity where LGBT+ was one of the five pillars of the strategy. Amit also led the creation of a Transgender Employment Policy to support the creation of a more inclusive workplace for transgender employees.

Amit grew up in India where he struggled to come to terms with his sexuality due to a lack of visibility for asexuality and the stigma associated with the broader LGBT+ community. A chance discovery of an online asexual network at the age of 30 years helped Amit to discover and fully accept himself. The lack of visibility and role models within the asexual spectrum is a major impediment towards acceptance of this silent minority.

One of Amit’s goals for the next 12 months is to activate an internal Employee Resource Group for LGBT+ employees and allies with the objective to spread awareness and promote a sense of belonging and allyship.

Amit comments: "I am delighted to be recognised as an LGBT Great Role Model to raise awareness and normalise the conversation of LGBT+ identities so we can empower our employees to support the agenda and our colleagues globally”.
Project 1000 Role Models: Project 1000, Top 100 2021
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