New Nation Black Power List 2007

damonbuffini.jpgThe New Nation newspaper has compiled their 2007 Power List of the 50 most powerful black men and women in the UK.

I have to admit I had not heard of some of the people on this list, but it’s great to be introduced to new names and see their achievements.

In the UK we can be shy about celebrating success full stop. Very rarely do we hear about the success of people of colour, particularly those outside of the music, sports and entertainment worlds.

Here is the top ten for each gender:

Top Women
1. Baroness Scotland, Attorney general
2. Baroness Amos, Labour peer
3. Heather Rabbatts, Executive chair, Millwall Holdings plc
4. Naomi Campbell, Model
5. Clare Ighodaro, Non-executive director, Banking Code Standards Board
6. Baroness Howells, Labour Peer
7. Tandy Anderson, Co-founder/CEO, Select Models
8. Carol Lake, Managing Director and Co-head, Marketing, JP Morgan
9. Michelle Ogundehin, Editor, Elle Decoration
10. Sonita Alleyne, Director, Somethin’ Else

Top Men
1. Damon Buffini, Managing partner, Permira (pictured)
2. Mo Ibrahim, Chairman of Celtel International/Mo Ibrahim Foundation
3. Michael Prest, Physical oil trader
4. Trevor Faure, Vice-president & general counsel, Tyco International
5. Tidjane Thiam, Group executive director, Aviva Europe
6. Trevor Faure, Vice President and General Counsel, Tate & Lyle
7. Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
8. Team Hamilton (Lewis & Anthony)
9. David Lammy MP, Skills Minister
10. Lee Jasper, Director of Equalities & Policing, GLA


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