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BHM series: Experience as a Black Professional with Abel Aboh

**This event has been cancelled and will be now be released as a podcast** This is part of the StrathUnion Black History Month Series. The event is a fireside chat with Abel Aboh about his career journey.

What's occurring?

**This event has been cancelled and will be now be released as a podcast.** 

Black people are one of the groups that had the highest unemployment rate (8%) compared to their White counterparts (3%) (Gov.UK, 2021). The StrathUnion is working with University Careers Services to increase the employment rate amongst the Black community by promoting available support and inviting guest speakers to share their stories and experience as Black professionals in the UK.


Speaker Profile

Abel Aboh - Bank of England (Data Management Lead). 


Abel is an alumni of the University of Strathclyde. In 2013, he founded the Strathclyde University Alumni of Nigeria group which is the first alumni group in Africa.


Abel is a data management thought leader with working experience across various industries and sectors in the United Kingdom such as the Bank of England, EasyJet, HSBC, Standard Life Aberdeen, BAE Systems, and London 2012.


Abel is a sought-after Data Management speaker who is passionate about the Data Management profession. He was nominated as a finalist for the British Data Awards – Data Leader of the Year 2021. 


Abel has a unique cross-functional Human Resource and Data Management experience. He is intentional about transformation – people, business process, technology, and data.


Abel is passionate about education, young people, diversity, inclusion, social and global mobility. He believes education, representation, data and technology can play a key role in shaping the opportunities for young people. In 2022, he was appointed by the Scottish Minister of Education to the West Lothian College Board of Governors. 


Abel is the Chair of the West Lothian Community Race Forum (WLCRF) a group responsible for race and racial awareness and understanding across the community.


Connect with him on LinkedIn and follow him on Twitter @Abel_DMChampion

Event hosted by Strathclyde Students' Union


Tuesday 18 October 2022


5pm - 8pm


Mandela Auditorium

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