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 April 2018


Umran Beba

Global Diversity, Engagement & Talent Officer


Apoorva Gandhi

Vice President, Multicultural Affairs

Marriott International, Inc.


Therese Bechet Blake

Head of Firmwide and

North America Diversity

JPMorgan Chase & Co

Dominica Groom

Vice President,

Diversity & Inclusion

Freddie Mac


Carly Sanchez

Head of Talent Acquisition,

Strategy and Delivery

Wells Fargo & Co.


Eric Braverman

VP, Talent Development

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.


Walter Hurdle

Global Chief Diversity Officer



Tiffani Scott

Global Inclusion & Diversity Leader, BDX Corporate/Shared Services

Becton Dickinson


Manolet G. Dayrit



Eugene Kelly

Vice President,

Global Diversity & Inclusion,


Vipul Sheth

Vice President,

Corporate Quality

Medtronic, Inc.


Yrthya Dinzey-Flores

Vice President, CSR & Diversity



Arindam Mukhopadhyay

Managing Director, Information Security Ops and Global Head, GBS Strategy


Anilu Vazquez-Ubarri

Chief Diversity Officer &

Global Co-head of Talent Development

Goldman Sachs

Julie Everitt

Deputy Head, HR Americas

Standard Chartered Bank

Smita Pilla

Vice President,

Diversity & Inclusion

Prudential Financial, Inc.


Jason Williams

Vice President

Diversity and Inclusion


Laura Ellis Griffith

Global Head of Inclusion & Diversity

McKinsey & Company


Viswanathan Ramanathan

Chief Executive Officer

New York Branch

State Bank of India


Sabina Zaman


Financial Accounting Advisory Services



Subha Barry*

General Manager

Working Mother Media


Philip A. Berry*

Chief Human Resources Officer

Clinton Foundation


Jyoti Chopra*

Member at Large


David Reid

Executive Director

Global Talent Initiatives

Asia Society

Neddy Perez*

Member at Large


Shariq Yosufzai

Member at Large

*indicates Former Co-Chair Council