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 August 2017



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



Umran Beba
SVP, CHRO for Human Capital Management Services and Operations
Jyoti Chopra*
Managing Director, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion
BNY Mellon
Manolet G. Dayrit
Yrthya Dinzey-Flores
Executive Director, CSR & Diversity, Cultural Investments
Time Warner
Nancy Dunn
Manager, Diversity & Inclusiveness
Secretary, GE Foundation Board of Directors
Laura Ellis Griffith
Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity
McKinsey & Company 
Walter Hurdle
Global Chief Diversity Officer
Eugene Kelly
Worldwide Director, Global Diversity and Inclusion
Colgate-Palmolive Company
Rebecca Port
Regional Head HR Europe Americas & Regional Head of Talent and Learning
Standard Chartered Bank 
Viswanathan Ramanathan
Chief Executive Officer
New York Branch
State Bank of India
Vipul Sheth
Vice President, Corporate Quality
Medtronic, Inc.
Marva Smalls
Executive Vice President, Global Inclusion Strategy
Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri
Chief Diversity Officer &
Global Co-head of Talent Development
Goldman Sachs
Jacqueline Welch
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Freddie Mac
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 
Neddy Perez*
Member at Large
David Reid
Executive Director, Global Talent Initiatives
Asia Society


*indicates Former Co-Chair Council