Alisha FernandoAlisha Fernando

Head of Diversity & Inclusion (APAC) at Bloomberg LP

Based in Hong Kong, Alisha Fernando is responsible for driving Bloomberg’s Diversity & Inclusion strategy across the Asia Pacific region with a strong focus on implementation of programs and initiatives supporting Bloomberg’s enterprise wide D&I goals and the regional priorities.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Ms Fernando led the D&I strategy, programs, and initiatives at the University of Melbourne. She previously spent most of her career at the Australian and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ), where she served as the firm’s Inclusion Program Manager.

Under her leadership, ANZ won the 2017 Business Inclusion award from the Migration Council of Australia for the expanded Refugee work placement program; developed and launched the Indigenous Cultural Awareness public facing module, owned and managed the Accelerating Banking Experiences for Women Program with more than 20 women graduating and moving into senior management positions – which was featured in Bain’s March 2017 Report as best practice in women’s leadership programs; and has recently delivered Bloomberg’s first Reconciliation Action Plan.

Alisha was a recipient of a full scholarship to the Victorian Government's 2018 Joan Kirner Young and Emerging Women’s Leaders Program, which enables up-and-coming female leaders to obtain the critical skills, networks, and experiences required for advancement.

Takes part in

Sep, 3 7:00 AM CEST
Stage 1
Panel Discussion

COVID-19 Pandemic: A Boost or a Barrier to Greater Inclusion Around the World?

  • How the COVID-19 pandemic impacts inclusion

  • Can inclusion be a solution to COVID-19 crisis?

  • Flexible and remote working as inclusion-enhancing opportunities

Roy Gluckman Director at Cohesion Collective
Chike Ukaegbu Lead Executive of Startup52, President & Co-founder of Re:LIFE
Div Pillay CEO of MindTribes, Co-Founder of Culturally Diverse Workforces
Alisha Fernando Head of Diversity & Inclusion (APAC) at Bloomberg LP
Jamaal Brathwaite Founder & CEO at Jobseekrs®