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James Adeleke

James Adeleke CEO, Generation Success

James Adeleke, a Nigerian-born, dyslexic social entrepreneur, is on a mission to change the world.

He is the CEO of Generation Success, an award-winning social enterprise that works with more than 70 employers in the UK and Ireland to tackle social inequalities in society and connect diverse talent to careers through mentoring, training, events and early career recruitment services.

He has been involved in a number of projects, reports and commissions centered around enterprise and employability. He has spoken in Parliament and City Hall on social mobility, diversity and employability. He is a Co-opted member of the Education board at City of London Corporation, a school governor at Newham Collegiate and independent member of the Student Association Board at Arden University.

He won the Entrepreneur of Excellence Award in the National Diversity Awards 2022, was announced as EY’s Accelerate Entrepreneur of the Year 2021, and named in the Diversity Powerlist 2023 by Inclusive Awards.


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