For the Diversity Trust, Ahmer Ashraf is a consultant in:
- It’s About Race
- Unconscious Bias
- Stand Up Speak Out
Ahmer has over 10 years of experience in working for multinational companies in Pakistan and the Asia-Pacific where he was involved with the roll out of internal culture initiatives including Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)-focused programmes and a company-wide roll out of Unconscious Bias. He has worked on public health programmes designed to raise awareness about HIV, Hepatitis C, drug abuse and provide support to marginalised communities such as underprivileged women, people who inject drugs, male sex-workers, and trans and LGBT+ communities.
In public affairs and corporate social responsibility initiatives, some of which have been philanthropic, he has interacted with several global public and private organisations to support wider public health and relief programmes. Ahmer also volunteered for a male health community-based organisation in Pakistan.
Ahmer holds a BSc. International Relations from University of London, he has a keen interest in topics including the Critical Race Theory and inequalities based on Race and Ethnicity. At present, he is involved in setting up his own start-up related to food waste and the circular economy in Rotterdam. He is a former print and broadcast journalist and a strong advocate of DEI.