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Avni Thakrar-Neeliah

I am a British Asian woman and have been in the financial services industry for 14 years. I am currently a Senior Product Governance Manager at Schroders, and prior to my current role was a Senior Product Specialist and also spent a number of years in Banking before moving into the Asset Management industry.

Across both Banking and Asset Management I’ve noticed limited diversity, particularly in senior roles. I believe that genuine diversity has the potential to bring many positive changes to this industry and also to the societies in which we operate. I strongly think that if you want something to change you have to do something about it. Being part of a project that provides a platform to be involved with making a positive and sustainable change helps to make that happen.

I am married and have one son, when I’m not working I love to exercise, travel and spend time with the family.

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