Rupal Kantaria

Director, Oliver Wyman Forum and UK Social Impact
Rupal is an activist for social change and a force to be reckoned with.

At Oliver Wyman, she acts as Strategic Advisor to our Social Impact programme – where we offer our consultancy skills to not-for-profit organisations for free – and co-founded and leads MissionINCLUDE, an initiative that seeks to create workplace cultures where diversity – in all its forms – is highly valued for the uncommon connections it create.

My mission is to drive greater equality for all: in my own community, my workplace, and beyond to other organisations, groups, and society. Oliver Wyman gives me the platform I need to create this change.

A sought-after public speaker and advocate on diversity and inclusion topics, Rupal openly shares her experiences for others to learn from, including stories about subtle biases based on her gender, recognising the privileges she had from attending a private school, and the unfathomable heartbreak of losing a child.

Family is at the core of Rupal’s identity. In addition to raising two children, she founded GenGive to help the next generation learn how to create change in the world; she is a trustee, befriender, and long-term supporter of national child bereavement charity The Lullaby Trust; she works with the charity Contact the Elderly; and supports a variety of other charities via her family’s charitable foundation GMSP.

Rupal has been recognised as an EMpower 50 Ethnic Minority Future Leader 2018, presented by the FT; she received the 2016 Diversity Rising Star Award from We Are The City; and in 2016 was named as one of Brummell’s 30 Ones to Watch. She was shortlisted as a Women in Finance Rising Star 2017; an Outstanding Woman in Banking and Finance in the Precious Awards; and Woman of the Year in Asian Achievers Awards.

You can follow her on Twitter via @RupalKantaria