About the dinner
Supporters of City will attend the event in the Egyptian Hall in Mansion House, hosted by our Rector, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Alderman Vincent Keaveny.
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Dame Vivian Hunt, biography
Dame Vivian Hunt is a Senior Partner for McKinsey & Company. Vivian previously served as Managing Partner for the UK and Ireland for seven years and led the Pharmaceutical and Medical Products Practice in EMEA. She advises corporate, public, and third sector clients on the topics of performance improvement, productivity growth and leadership. She has been named “the most influential black woman in Britain”, “one of the top 25 consultants in the world”, and “one of the 30 most influential people in the City of London”.
Vivian has co-authored some of McKinsey’s most influential publications, including McKinsey’s Solving the United Kingdom’s productivity puzzle in a digital age, showing that both human capital and technology are at the heart of improving productivity. Her pioneering work tying diversity to strong financial performance includes: The Power of Parity (2016), Delivering through Diversity(2018), Diversity Wins: how inclusion matters(2020) and Diversity still matters. More recently, Vivian’s co-authored articles include COVID-19 in the United Kingdom: Assessing Jobs at Risk and the impact on people and placesandThe case for stakeholder capitalism.
Vivian is on the board of several significant business groups, charitable and education bodies including the Prime Minister’s Build Back Better Council, the Confederation of British Industry, and the Harvard Board of Overseers. Vivian is Chair of Teach First, the UK’s leading education charity, Trustee of The British Museum and sits on the governing board of the Southbank Centre and the US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Vivian is an inspirational speaker and a powerful advocate for non-traditional voices in the corporate world. In October 2020, she delivered a TED Talk on How businesses can serve everyone, not just shareholders.
In 2018, Vivian was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for services to the economy and women in business.
Vivian is an alumna of Harvard College and received her MBA from Harvard Business School.
Shaima Dallali, biography
City Students' Union President Shaima Dallali graduated from City with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, and then went on to continue her journey at City by studying the BPTC LLM. She was City Students' Union VP Community and Wellbeing during the 2020/2021 academic year.
She was recently elected as the National Union of Students’ President and will take post in July. She is the first City, University of London student to assume that high position.