The chairman and CEO Of EbonyLife Media, Mo Abudu, has been named on The Powerlist 2018.
The Powerlist list is an annual list of the UK’s top 100 most influential people of African and Caribbean heritage.
Also on the list are Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, Hollywood stars Idris Elba, Thandie Newton, Naomie Harris and more.
Reacting to the news of being named on the prestigious list, Mo said,
“The Powerlist is the most authoritative recognition of Black influence in the UK, therefore I am honoured and humbled to be included. It’s nice to know that those of us who return home to make our contribution is not being overlooked. This publication is sent to schools and universities all over the UK, so I hope that my story can influence even one child to follow their dreams.”
The 12-year-old Powerlist is chosen from a list of nominees by a distinguished panel, chaired by a former high court judge, that includes a Queen’s Counsel and leading professionals in business and the arts.
Each year, the panel is reminded that ‘influence’ of the nominees is defined as “the ability to positively alter events and change lives as over a protracted period of time”.
Topping the Powerlist this year is Ric Lewis, chief executive and chairman of Tristan Capital Partners, the largest black majority-owned private company in Britain, with total assets under management in excess of €10 billion (N4.7 trillion). His charity, the Black Heart Foundation, provides educational scholarships to young people in need in the UK and abroad.