Rupal Kantaria Named Empower 100 Executives Role Model 2024

In recognition of her long-term commitment to driving diversity and inclusion in business, Oliver Wyman Partner, and Head of Oliver Wyman Forum in the UK, Rupal Sachdev Kantaria has been included on the EMpower 100 Executives Role Model List.

The list shines a spotlight on individuals working to ensure people of color within global organizations can thrive. Rupal Kantaria is a role model and vigorous advocate for equity and inclusion in corporate life. As a partner and founding member of the Oliver Wyman’s Racial and Cultural Equity Council, she strives to ensure the firm's workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which it works and impacts.

As leader of the Oliver Wyman Forum in the UK, Rupal raises race and ethnicity in the Forum’s Board and C-suite discussions alongside other major business issues and creates opportunities for a broad range of diverse leaders to participate in those discussions. She also promotes inclusion through her research and writing, including demonstrating the important role women can play in driving action to combat climate change.

Beyond Oliver Wyman, Rupal plays an advocacy role in external organizations creating change. As UK Vice Chair of the 30% Club, she helps drive efforts to diversify corporate boards and executive committees. She collaborates with organizations such as Empowering People of Colour (EPOC) to develop fellowship programs for board diversity and spearheads initiatives like MissionINCLUDE for cross-company mentoring. Through her efforts, Rupal demonstrates that inclusion isn’t merely a goal to strive for; it’s a value to live through all the roles we inhabit as human beings.

What a privilege to be recognized alongside visionary leaders who understand that diversity isn't a standalone goal but a crucial element in solving the pressing issues we face today. True innovation and growth stems from diverse leadership tackling real-world challenges
Rupal Sachdev Kantaria, Partner, Head of Oliver Wyman Forum in the UK, Oliver Wyman