A new drive to increase the numbers of black, Asian and ethnic minority directors sitting on the boards of UK companies is being launched today.
The initiative is being spearheaded by Lord Bilimoria, the first ethnic minority president of employers’ organisation the CBI in its 55-year history.
It comes as the British-Indian peer, who was a staunch Remainer, says he had been subjected to ‘aggressive and open’ racism over Brexit.
Raising the numbers of black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) bosses is one of Bilimoria’s top priorities at the CBI.
The 58-year-old crossbencher, best known as the founder of Cobra beer, is modelling his campaign on the 30 Per Cent