Power List 2010: Britain’s 100 most influential black people

After recently reading the Power List, I felt so inspired by the men and women inside it that I had to mention them in here. Obviously I cannot write out what the list says about each of them because that would be plagiarism but I will list them below with what they do and leave it to you to research who they are! (the names are not listed in any particular order)

I would highly recommend purchasing the power list (link to do so is at the bottom) as well as information on all of the people who have made it into the list, there are fascinating interviews with some of the people, articles and other lists for example the 25 most influential African Americans. It truly is a great read and extremely inspiring.

The Selection Panel

Baroness Amos of Brondesbury, British High Commissioner to Australia
Carol Lake, managing director: head of philanthropy, sponsorship and diversity EMEA at JPMorgan
Kwame Kwei-Armah is a renowned actor and playwright
Annmarie Dixon-Barrow runs a head-hunting agency specialising in sourcing diverse candidates.
Michael J Prest, former barrister that heads Petrodel Resources Ltd, a family company that is one of the largest independent energy investment groups in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Arts, Fashion and Design
Benjamin Zephaniah, poet
Tandy Anderson, co-founder and chief executive, Select Models
Ozwald Boateng, fashion designer
Edward Enninful, fashion designer, i-D magazine
Sokari Douglas Camp, sculptor
Ekow Eshun, artistic director, the institute of Contemporary Arts
Steve McQueen, artist/director
Aicha McKenzie, founder/director, AMCK Management
Jourdan Dunn, model
Kenneth Olumuyiwa Tharp, chief executive, The Place
Lady Sue Woodford-Hollick, chair, Arts Council England, London
Althea Efunshile, executive director, arts planning and investment, Arts Council England
Pat McGrath, Global cosmetics creative design director, Proctor & Gamble
Shirley Thompson, composer
Andrew Ramroop, proprietor, Maurice Sedwell
Stephen Wiltshire, artist
Elsie Owusu, architect
David Adjaye, architect
Business, Finance & Information Technology
Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, farmer/Conservative parliamentary candidate
Alexander Amosu, founder and CEO, Amosu Luxury Ltd
Abib Bocresion, global head of complex interest rate derivatives trading, JPMorgan
Rene Carayol, business guru
Tim Campbell, founder, Bright Ideas Trust
Trevor Williams, chief economist at Lloyds TSB
India Gary-Martin, global head of equities integration, RBS global banking & markets
Patrick Clarke, director of connections, EDF Energy
Tom Ilube, CEO, Garlik
Anne Gates, executive vice president and managing director, Disney consumer products Europe and energing markets
Ric Lewis, chief executive and chairman, Tristan Capital Partners
Daniel Taylor, founder and MD, Metro Design Consultants
Karen Blackett, chief operations director, Mediacon
Piers Linney, director, outsourcery
Dambisa Moyo, best-selling author
Levi Roots, proprietor, Reggae Reggae Sauce
Wol Kolade, managing partner, ISIS Equity Partners
Phil Walker, senior vice-president, Capgemini Consulting
Media, Publishing and Entertainment
Ellah Allfrey, deputy editor, Granta
Sonita Alleyne, co-founder and chief executive, Somethin’ Else
Robert Beckford, educator, author and broadcaster
Abigail Blackburn, editor, Now magazine
Patrick Younge, chief creative officer, BBC Vision Productions
Kanya King, founder, CEO of MOBO (Music of Black Origin Awards)
Claudine Moore, CEO, C. Moore Media
Malorie Blackman, author
Darcus Beese, co-president, Island Records
Peter Casely-Hayford, managing director Twenty Twenty Television
Noel Clarke, actor, director, screenwriter
Annette Thomas, chief executive Macmillan
Michelle Ogundehin, editor-in-chief, Elle Decoration, Real Homes, Elle Decoration Collections
Heather Rabbatts, non-executive chair, Shed Media
Penny McDonald, managing director, The Outside Organisation
Oona King, head of diversity, Channel 4
Politics, Law and Religion
Justice Dobbs QC, High court judge
Diane Abbott, MP for Hackney North & Stoke Newington
Daniel Alexander QC, barrister
Dawn Butler, MP for Brent South and assistant whip for the Labour party
Matthew Ashimolowo, senior pastor, Kingsway International Christian Centre
David Lammy, MP, under-secretary of state for innovation, universities and skills
Courtenay Griffiths QC, barrister
Oba Nsugbe QC, SAN (Senior Advocate Nigeria)
Sharifa Faure, head of buisness and legal affairs, MTV networks international, Emerging Markets
Fidelis Oditah QC, SAN
Adam Afriyie, MP, Shadow minister for innovation, universities and skills
Carmel Jones, founder and director, Pentecostal Credit Union
Trevor James, managing partner, Morrison and Foerster
Margaret Casely-Hayford, director of legal services, John Lewis Partnership
Public Sector and Third Sector
Mike Fuller, chief constable, Kent Police
Seyi Obakin, chief executive Centrepoint Soho Ltd
Tunde Banjoko, founder & chief executive, Local Employment Access Projects (LEAP)
Joe Montgomery, director general, Regions & Communities
Doreen Lawrence, social justice campaigner
Sharon White, director general and chief executive, Office for Criminal Justice Reform
Roger Lynch, founder & chief executive, Robust Training/Ruskin Private Hire
Sarah Ebanja, Deputy chief executive and group director of Strategies, Equalities & Performance, London Development Agency
Jean Tomlin, director, human resources, Locog
Trevor Phillips, chair, commission for Equality and Human Rights
Lord Victor Adebowale, chief executive, Turning Point
Science, Medicine & Engineering
David Waboso, director of engineering, London Underground
Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock, space scientist
Dr Yvonne Greenstreet, senior vice president (chief of strategy, R&D) GlaxoSmithKline
Michael Parker, chairman, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Professor Cynthia Pine, executive dean, faculty of Health & Social Care, Salford University
Laverne Antrobus, consultant child and educational psychologist
Nelson Ogunshakin, chief executive Association for Consultancy & Engineering
Lewis Hamilton, Formula 1 world champion
Chris Powell, chairman, Professional Footballer’s Association and player, Leicester City FC
Luol Deng, basketball player, Chicago Bulls and Great Britain
Bobby Barnes, deputy chief executive, Professional Football Association
Hope Powell, head coach, England Women International football team
Garth Crooks, broadcaster and sports policy advisor
Top Ten
10. Tsega Gebreyes, founding partner and CEO, Satya Capital Limited
9. Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
8. Vivian Hunt, director, Mckinsey & Co
7. Claire Ighodaro, independent director and trustee
6. Trevor Faure, global general counsel and partner, Ernst & Young
5. Ken Olisa, chair, Restoration Partners: non-exec director Thomson Reuters: non-exec director ENRC
4. Damon Buffini, chairman, Permira
3. Dr Mo Ibrahim, founder and chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
2. Tidjane Thiam, chief executive, Prudential
1. Rt Hon Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC, Attorney General
You can purchase the power list as well as other inspiring publications here:

About breakingperceptions
In the summer of 2009 Cortez Alexander from Chicago and Robyn Williamson from London both took part in a programme that involved bringing together groups of young people from London, the USA and Iraq to learn about each other's cultures and break down any stereotypes and misconceptions. During this programme everyone realised that global communication, particularly among young people is essential and that young people from anywhere around the world can speak to one another and build positive relationships. 6 months later, while hoping to spread this message to others, the blog Breaking Perceptions was created. This blog will enhance global communication and approach the subjects that may be considered 'taboo' in some countries, such as women's rights, religion, diversity, equality, racism, globalisation and capitalism.

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