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Founder and CEO, Amosu Luxury Ltd Global head of complex interest rate derivatives trading, JPMorgan
Amosu is most famous for Investment banks are divided
ringtones and diamond-encrusted into two main parts: advisory and
phones but he has also designed trading. Abib Bocresion, who has
the world’s most expensive suit. been at JPMorgan for 15 years,
The one-off, £70,000 creation has having worked his way up from
already been sold to a private researcher, is responsible for a
Russian buyer. Made from gold material proportion of the revenue Individually talented,
thread, Himalayan Pashmina, rare of the bank’s interest rate trading
Qiviuk and Vicuña wool, it took business. Traders tend not to say
over 80 hours to create. The fi rst a lot in public, but behind the
collectively powerful
step of his new self-titled luxury scenes Bocresion is tremendously
clothing brand, the lavish garment infl uential within his industry, which
Networks can be enormously powerful. an insightful seminar which brought
is just the latest chapter in the is understandable considering that
They harness the talent of individuals, together people with a shared interest in
story of the man who became JPMorgan is the bank that invented
a millionaire at the age of 25 when he launched Rnbringtones. derivatives trading and that it remains one of the world’s most
making them collectively stronger. the ‘electrification’ of remote locations
His company subsequently became the UK’s No1 provider of serious players in that arena. Outside his day job, the unassuming
Our individual networks enable us to get in Africa.
ringtones and graphics for mobile phones. Amosu, who began Bocresion has been involved with applying some of the fi nancial
things done. They introduce us to new
We have partnered with MERLIN, the
promoting sports and nightclub events aged 16, was a dragon in technology of investment banking to healthcare in the third world,
people and experiences, support us, help
business-led community programme, to
Nigeria’s version of Dragons’ Den. Next up? A bespoke jewellery particularly in Africa, where he works with root foundations in a us out and give us the belief that we can
drive activity that will inspire and raise
line, shoes and men’s accessories. bid to raise money to aid development. achieve or do something different to make
the aspirations of young people. Having
a change.
been recognised as ‘top class’ by Business
Infl uential because... he is a serial Infl uential because... anyone who knows
At Ernst & Young we believe in the in the Community, the programme won
entrepreneur with a sharp eye for the anything about fi nancial instruments will
potential of networks and have many a Big Tick in the Power in Partnership
unique and the lavish. understand Bocresion’s importance.
within our firm of over 135,000 people category for 2009 and was a finalist for
working across 140 countries worldwide. the National Excellence Award. We also
Together, we combine to make one global hosted the launch of the Government’s
network, which enables us to engage Reach role model project, and a co-chair
effectively with our clients, our people and of the Ernst & Young Black Network, Aleck
the communities in which we live and work. Matambo, was selected as one of the 20
Business guru Founder, Bright Ideas Trust
UK role models.
Our clients expect us to have multicultural,
diverse teams working with them. Our ability to engage with our people and
Our people want opportunities to develop provide them with opportunities to develop
René Carayol is one of the world’s leading business gurus and Ever since he won The Apprentice
professionally and we want to recruit has been recognised through the Race for
has sat on the boards of the biggest British and American in 2005, the east Londoner has gone
from the widest possible pools of talent Opportunity (RfO) Widening the Talent
organisations, from Marks & Spencer to Pepsi. He is the best-selling from strength to strength in his
to ensure that we have the best skills Pool Award in 2008. We have also recently
author of the leadership bible Corporate Voodoo and has worked own business career, presenting
and experience to support our clients. achieved RfO’s Gold Standard for the
closely with some of the world’s most highly regarded a sophisticated, intelligent image.
leaders, from former US president Bill Clinton to Bright Ideas Trust is a social
The networks help us to achieve these goals. second successive year.
former UN secretary-general Kofi Annan. enterprise that encourages budding
Our Black Network is one example. It has We have all seen the potential power
He has presented the infl uential BBC series entrepreneurs by giving them
grown from strength to strength and of networks. Their energy, enthusiasm
Pay Off Your Mortgage In Two Years as well access to start-up fi nance and
provides our black professionals with and courage to lead inspire our business
as critically acclaimed documentaries such business mentors/advisors using
Ernst & Young LLP
opportunities to positively impact our community and their work contributes
as Mind Of A Millionaire. He is a frequent a unique business model. In 2009
voice on Radio 5 live and a regular expert they have helped young people from
business, engage with key stakeholders to our business in a very tangible way.
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commentator on Sky News. A visiting disadvantaged backgrounds set up
and progress within the firm. It has created That’s why as a firm, we recognise and
professor at Cass business school, Carayol has numerous businesses and the trust is
excellent opportunities to engage with our support individual talent and work hard
provided leadership support such bodies as the now supported by Bank of America, Accenture, and JPMorgan. Bright
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prime minister’s Strategy Unit and the Home Ideas Trust was also shortlisted for the Social Enterprise Awards as an
ways of working. talent collectively.
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the country, too.
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advice is heeded in the
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of the country’s most particular see him as a role model who
prestigious companies. connects them with business.
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