Yasir Mirza

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Financial Times

Financial Times

Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion



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.

23 September 2021

Diversity, equity and inclusion