Atif Choudhury

CEO, Diversity and Ability

Winner of the 2018 Global `Equality and Diversity Noon award, Atif Choudhury is an award-winning social entrepreneur, with a background in economic justice and disability inclusion projects. Focusing on the inclusion of marginalized communities, Atif has worked with a number of high-profile grassroots social development projects across the UK, the Middle East and Asia. He is the co-founder and CEO of Diversity and Ability (D&A) and Zaytoun CiC (the world's first Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil cooperative), as well as serving as a trustee for the anti-poverty charity War on Want. He was a shortlisted finalist as "Entrepreneur of Excellence' for the 2019 National Diversity awards and remains a trustee of the pan-disability charity Disability Rights UK. The change Atif would like to see in the world is one that raises the strength of inclusion through intersectional lenses. He believes in pushing for a future of inclusive change and broader equality in recognition of their ongoing work in providing free Neurodiversity support for those impacted by learning isolation and socio-economic exclusion, D&A were shortlisted finalists of the 2019 UK Inclusive Companies awards. For their work in responding to Covid-19, Diversity and ability were awarded the greatest impact from the RIDI Awards. They are also awarded and recognized as 2020's UK disability consultancy of the year.