Chuka Umunna

Chuka Umunna

Executive Director and Head of ESG at Edelman

About Chuka

Chuka is Executive Director and Head of ESG at Edelman, the world’s largest strategy and communications advisory firm.

Part of the UK leadership, he is based in the firm’s specialist capital markets and financial services team, where he spearheads the ESG consultancy practice. He also works across the wider corporate affairs division on a whole suite of client issues.

In addition, he serves as an external, non-executive director (NED) for Vista Equity Partners and BC Partners, sitting on the board of their portfolio company, Advanced, the UK’s third-largest software company.

He is also a NED of Digital Identity Net UK, a UK FinTech firm in the digital identity sector (having previously served as its Corporate Affairs Director), and sits on the advisory board of Signal AI, a leader in artificial intelligence-powered solutions for business and professional services.

Widely recognised as the former Member of Parliament for Streatham (2010-2019), Chuka served in Opposition as the Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills for several years.

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