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The Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benchmarks

2021 GDEIB Expert Panellists

Nia Joynson-Romanzina

Nia Joynson-Romanzina is an award winning D&I futurist specialising in the emotional power of belonging. She advocates winning hearts and minds to unleash the ROI of D&I: Diversity of Perspectives.Former Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion for UBS and Swiss Re, Nia combines International Development at the United Nations and European Commission, with hands-on FTSE 500 global executive experience.Nia is the brains behind the award winning Own the Way You WorkTM positioning trust at the epicentre of agile working and deep flexibility., resulting in higher productivity, elevated engagement, increased retention and lower absenteeism.Named in the Daily Telegraph 2016 Global Diversity list of top 10 Diversity Consultants, Nia is a guest lecturer at IMD Business School, and featured Huffington Post Blogger. She sits on the Harvard’s Women Leadership Board, the EDGE Global Advisory Council, the WIN International Board of Advisors and the IMD Strategies for Leadership Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Cardiff, an MSc in Development Management and an MA in Mass Communications from Leicester University.  She is a Certified Executive Coach (ACC, CPCC) and Certified Change Manager (PROSCI). Originally from Wales, Nia lives in Zurich, Switzerland with her Swiss husband and two, Welsh speaking, daughters. When not actively championing her cause, she enjoys being with and cooking for her family and friends at home overlooking Zurich lake and the Swiss Alps. She loves to keep mentally and physically fit through yoga, hiking and running.

Twitter: @nianiche