Yasir is an experienced inclusion and diversity leader in the media and has worked with a wide range of organisations around the world. He is currently Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the Financial Times, and previously Head of Diversity & Inclusion at BBC Studios, and at Channel 4. He was also Head of Diversity at Guardian News & Media from 2009-2015, a period which saw the Guardian diversify its workforce and editorial content.
Previously, Yasir has worked in a wide range of roles at the Open Society Foundations, the Diversity Media Institute and within the public sector and corporate sector. He has also spoken/lectured at conferences for the UN, Ford Foundation, University of Westminster, Journalism.co.uk, World Forum for Democracy, Activate India and South Africa, and the Council of Europe.