Charlene Sagoe was born in Liberia, West Africa, and spent her early years in Romania where her father served as a foreign diplomat for the Liberian Embassy. Her family moved to London in 1983 where her father continued his diplomatic mission.
Charlene began her professional career in Broadcast Media working in middle and senior management roles with a number of international broadcasters including’ the Sci-Fi Channel, National Geographic Channel and Sky.
With more than 2 decades of experience working for global financial services institutions and media businesses in senior leadership roles; Charlene has held several Marketing roles for Natixis Investment Managers, one of the largest global asset management companies (by AUM), and has held the role of International Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion since January 2021.
Charlene is a Trustee & Director for the 5% Club a dynamic movement of employers committed to ‘earn and learn’ as part of building and developing the workforce it needs for a socially mobile, prosperous, and cohesive nation.
Charlene is also Co-Chair of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Committee, for the Investor Leadership Network (ILN); an open and collaborative platform for leading investors interested in addressing sustainability and long-term growth.