Suki Sandhu, Founder and CEO of Audeliss, a small executive search firm, was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to improve diversity in business. The award was given by His Royal Highness, Prince Charles of Wales in a ceremony at the Buckingham Palace on February 21st.
Suki has been working to improve the level of diversity placements in senior executive positions in C-Suite and boardrooms of multinational corporations as he continues his campaign for equal rights for all workers.
Sandhu set up Audeliss in 2011 to fight the lack of diversity on boards of some of the leading companies in the UK. He has worked with Nationwide Building Society, the insurance company Aviva, npower and Sainsbury’s to name a few.
Audeliss has become one of the leading executive search firms that champion diversity. About 65 per cent of their placements are diverse candidates including women and those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities (BAME) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ+) backgrounds.
Suki also set up a New York office for Audeliss in June 2018. Audeliss’ success continues to spread as businesses try to improve their inclusion and diversity policies.
Suki is also the Founder and CEO of INvolve, the mother organization that includes OUTstanding, EMpower andHERoes – three diversity/membership initiatives that Suki has been running since 2013.
During the award ceremony, Suki Sandhu thanked everyone who helped him in his journey as well as those who have made a stand and have shown everyone what can be achieved while staying true to your real self.