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Speaker profile: Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa

Image titleTokunbo joined Career Ready, the UK-wide social mobility charity, in January 2020, following his role as CEO of the Foyer Federation. He has a track record of executing innovative concepts, particularly within the media and youth development sectors. He was a Cabinet Office appointed Social Enterprise Ambassador from 2007-2010 and invited to 10 Downing Street three years in a row to advise on diversity, youth development, and social entrepreneurship. He was highly commended at the 2021 Third Sector Awards as a ‘Rising Chief Executive’. Tokunbo embodies the ethos of Career Ready and our mission to boost social mobility. He grew up in a single-parent family in Tower Hamlets, East London and went on to study journalism at University of the Arts, London. Prior to working in the third sector, he enjoyed a successful career in journalism.