About the Council
The Global Talent and Diversity Council is a members-driven working group that meets quarterly and seeks to:
- Raises visibility of the importance of nurturing Asian talent and diversity in the business community worldwide.
- Acts as a go-to business resource to expose cutting-edge, innovative, and applicable best practices and trends that achieve real, measurable outcomes in attracting, retaining, and supporting Asian talent across the global business landscape.
- Advises Asia Society and external stakeholders how they can best leverage their respective roles within the public arena as an advocate for inclusive Asian talent and diversity in the business community.
Umran Beba (Chair)
Partner, August Leadership and Former Global Chief Diversity Officer, PepsiCo
Head of Diversity and Inclusion – U.S.
Chief Diversity Officer
Global Head, GBS Strategy & Reengineering
Manolet G. Dayrit
Vice President, Multicultural Affairs
Marriott International, Inc.
McKinsey & Company
Sr. Manager, Global Inclusion, Diversity & Engagement (GIDE)
Deputy Head, HR Americas
Standard Chartered Bank
CEO, New York Branch
State Bank of India
Vice President, Global Inclusion Strategy
Working Mother Media
Philip A. Berry*
Philip Berry Associates LLC
Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity and Sustainability Officer
MGM Resorts International
* Indicates Former Co-Chair of the Council