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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 and to regularly share best practices on the leadership challenges they face in global talent and diversity. 


Council as of July 2015



Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Esq.
Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer
Prudential Financial, Inc.

Christine Z. Sheehy
Managing Director & Head of Human Resources, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank



Jyoti Chopra*
Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
BNY Mellon
Manolet G. Dayrit
Ana Duarte-McCarthy
Chief Diversity Officer
Jonathan Dunne
Global Director, Human Resources
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited
Deborah Elam
President, GE Foundation
& Chief Diversity Officer
Aimee Horowitz
Global Inclusion and Diversity Director
Oliver Wyman
Walter Hurdle
Global Chief Diversity Officer
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.
Cecilia Nelson
Assistant Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
L’Oreal USA
Viswanathan Ramanathan
Chief Executive Officer
New York Branch
State Bank of India
Amy Rosen
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and
Head of HR, Americas Region
Telstra Incorporated
Vipul Sheth
Vice President, Corporate Quality
Medtronic, Inc.
Marva Smalls
Executive Vice President, Global Inclusion Strategy
Elizebeth Varghese
Principal, Business Tax Services
Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri
Chief Diversity Officer &
Global Co-head of Talent Development
Goldman Sachs
Shariq Yosufzai
Vice President, Global Diversity,
Ombuds and University Partnerships
Chevron Corporation




Subha Barry*
General Manager
Working Mother Media
Philip A. Berry*
Chief Human Resources Officer
Clinton Foundation 
Michael E. Chen*
General Partner and CEO
Chen and Associates
Michelle Gadsden-Williams*
Diversity and Inclusion Expert
Kathryn Komsa
Senior Consultant
Greatheart Consulting
David Reid
Executive Director, Global Talent Initiatives
Asia Society


*indicates Former Co-Chair Council as of July 2015