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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Jeremy Solomons

Jeremy Solomons


Jeremy Solomons has been an Expert Panelist since 2006 and an independent Global DEI practitioner for more than 30 years.

From Jeremy’s base in Kigali, Rwanda, he coaches, consults, designs curriculum, facilitates and trains in the area of Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Calling Out and In; Constructive Conversations; Cultural Excellence; Diverse and Dispersed Teams; Everyday Inclusion on the Frontline; Gender Equity; Inclusive Leadership; Overcoming Bias; Racial Equity; Standing Up; and Working Competently across Difference.

He has consulted on Global DEI strategy and co-designed and -facilitated many coaching and interactive training sessions for many different leaders and organizations around the world, including 3M, ABBYY, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bocconi University; BorgWarner, Caritas, Daimler Trucks, Dell, Deutsche Bank, Economist Group, EY, Freescale, Google, Mercer, NBA, Novartis, Robert Bosch, Royal Dutch Shell, Motorola, Sodexo, UNDP, University of Texas (Austin), World Bank and World Food Program. In April 2019, he co-organized and -facilitated the first African Diversity and Inclusion Forum in Kigali, Rwanda, co-sponsored by the UN and World Bank.

In the past, Jeremy managed a diverse staff and worked with clients and colleagues from all over the globe, while employed as a full-time Banker, Educator and Journalist in six multinational institutions: Citibank, JP Morgan, Lloyds Bank International, Reuters News Agency, United Press International and the World Bank.

Rwanda is the ninth country that he has lived, studied and/or worked in for an extended period. The others are: France, Germany, Hong Kong (and China), Israel, Italy, Switzerland, the USA and his native UK. He has also traveled and done business in 40+ nations in Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and throughout Europe.

Born and raised in Manchester, England of Lebanese and Persian heritage, Jeremy holds MA Oxon and BA Honours degrees in French from the University of Oxford (Brasenose College).