EY’s Asif Sadiq recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

20 June 2017

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  • Diversity & inclusion champion receives an MBE 

Asif Sadiq, a diversity and inclusion assistant director at EY, has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours 2017, for his contribution to policing and the communities in London.

Before joining EY, Asif was head of equality, diversity and human rights at the City of London Police, where he helped to drive the recruitment, retention and progression of BME officers and staff, as part of a UK committee, and improve Police engagement with the diverse communities it serves.

Whilst in role he was invited by the United Nations to train police offices on tackling online hate across Europe, as part of a project with the European Commission. He also worked on a project with the US Government through which he shared his experiences with the FBI, CIA and homeland security on countering violent extremism.

During his 12 year policing career, which he started as a graduate, Asif worked in CID, Counter Terrorism, Economic Crime and Neighborhood Policing. He also set up the Business Policing team in 2009 to engage with businesses in the city of London to improve understanding and collaborative work between City organisations and the Police.

As well as working at EY, where he is part of a team that develops and implements the firms plans to help it become a leading inclusive organisation, he volunteers as a Special Sergeant.

Asif Sadiq, Diversity & Inclusion assistant director at EY said: “I’m incredibly honoured to receive an MBE. It is recognition for everyone I have worked with who are passionate about the power of diversity and inclusion, were ready to listen and challenge hate and intolerance and are trying to create a truly inclusive society.

“Working at EY extends the reach of my experience and skills into the private sector working with a market leader in diversity and inclusiveness. It’s an agenda that the firm’s leadership are firmly engaged in.”

Asif, who lives with his family in West London, completed a degree in Management & HR Management at the University of Middlesex, a Masters in Countering Organised Crime and Terrorism at UCL, Foundation degrees in Justice Studies (Middlesex) and Computer Science (City University).