About the Council

The Global Talent and Diversity Council advises Asia Society on how best to leverage its public voice in the area of global talent and diversity leadership and how to best serve Corporate Members with their global leadership objectives. The Council provides a regular forum for members to share best practices on the leadership challenges they face in the U.S. and Asia

Council as of May 2014


Jyoti Chopra
Managing Director
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
BNY Mellon

Michelle Gadsden-Williams
Managing Director
Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
Credit Suisse


Letty Ashworth
General Manager
Global Diversity
Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Lynne Barry
Human Resources Director
Telstra International Group

Jonathan S. Beane
Executive Director, Multicultural Initiatives
Time Warner, Inc.

Christiane Bisanzio
Group Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
AXA Group

Cynthia Bowman
Senior Vice President
Leadership Development & Diversity & Inclusion
Bank of America

Manolet G. Dayrit

Ana Duarte-McCarthy
Chief Diversity Officer

Deborah Elam
Chief Diversity Officer

Apoorva Gandhi
Vice President
Multicultural Markets
and Alliances
Marriott International

Antoinette Hamilton
Assistant Vice President
Diversity & Inclusion
L’Oreal USA

Aimee Horowitz
Global Inclusion and Diversity Director
Oliver Wyman

Dana Keefer
Vice President
Global Talent
Management & Diversity

Eugene Kelly
Worldwide Director
Global Diversity and Inclusion
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Marilu Marshall
Senior Vice President
Global Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

Peter May
Chief Human Resources Officer
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Nereida Perez
Vice President
Diversity and Inclusion
Ingersoll Rand

Susan Reid
Executive Director
Head of Global Inclusion
Morgan Stanley

Joanne Rodgers
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
New York Life Insurance Company

Amy Shang
Managing Director

Vipul Sheth
Vice President
Quality Coronary & RDN
Medtronic, Inc.

Marva Smalls
Executive Vice President
Global Inclusion Strategy

Elizabeth Varghese
Americas Leader
HR Performance Improvement Practice
Ernst & Young LLP

Shariq Yosufzai
Vice President
Global Diversity


Subha Barry*
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Board Chair, Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Philip A. Berry*
Philip Berry Associates LLC

Michael E. Chen
Management Committee Advisor
Bridgewater Associates

Kathryn Komsa
Member of the Board

*indicates a Founding Co-Chair Council as of January 2014