The Lone Voice in the Executive Team

Speakers

Mary Mosope Adeyemi

Executive Director – Credit Risk Management, Goldman Sachs

Mary Mosope Adeyemi is an award-winning investment professional with a 15 year tenure working with global investment banks. Mary currently serves as an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs where she leads the deployment of the banks balance sheet into European credit investments.

Alongside her career, Mary has spent thousands of hours executing junior talent recruitment, training and development programs. This grew a passion that led to founding viSHEbility, a social-first organisation working to improve outcomes for black women in the marketplace through inspiration, coaching, and community. Inspired by her own turbulent transition from academia into the workplace, Mary wrote Visible Strengths, a book to help young professionals accelerate their career by learning how to capitalise on their strengths, contribute their value and communicate their results.

When she is not head deep in spreadsheets, client calls and social work, she enjoys weightlifting, watching cooking shows and K-Dramas, and booking trips to a city near you.

Lara Oyedele

Board Member, Housing 21

Lara Oyedele is a social entrepreneur, property developer and campaigner for affordable housing.

Lara is passionate about eliminating homelessness and promoting diversity in leadership. Originally trained as journalist, she has almost 30 years professional experience working in housing associations, local authorities, private sector management companies and homelessness charities. A former Housing Association CEO, Lara was the founding Chair of, and creative force behind, BMENational, the coalition which promotes the role of ethnic minority housing associations in the England.

Lara has served on the Board of Southern Housing Group as well as the housing regulator’s equality advisory board. She is currently chair of homelessness charity, Hope Housing (Bradford Ltd) and a Non- Exec Director on the Board of Housing 21. Lara runs the training company Black on Board and is developing an affordable housing company. Lara is an alumni of London School of Economics and Henley Business School.

Nusheen Hussain

Executive Director of Business Development, Home Group

Home Group is one of UK’s largest housing associations and Nusheen is responsible for the Group’s corporate strategy, product development and communications. She has held several senior roles in marketing over the last 20 years, across various industry sectors including publishing, broadcasting, energy, financial services, construction and housing.

Nusheen is an active member of Home Group’s women’s colleague network and also the Executive sponsor for the BAME colleague network – championing equality diversity and inclusion across the organisation. Nusheen represents Home Group externally on a wide range of diversity matters. 

Specialisms: Corporate Strategy, Marketing and Communications, Net Zero and Sustainability, equality diversity and inclusion.

Yinka Bolaji

Executive Director, Property and Development, Wandle Housing Association 

Currently Executive Director for Property and Development at Wandle HA, a housing association with 7000 properties in South London. Yinka leads teams that create and develop new homes and maintains or improves existing homes to required standard and optimises value of £3 billion property portfolio.

Yinka was previously Portfolio Management Director at Genesis Housing Association and Head of Portfolio and Business Planning at Anchor Trust. He also worked on various development roles at Anchor Trust. Yinka has a degree in Quantity Surveying and a MBA. He is a Leadership 2025 alumni and Non-Executive Director at First Gardens Cities Homes, a registered provider with 2000 homes in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Date: 26th April 2022

Time: 13:00 – 15:30

Venue: Central London

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