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In June 2020 Christiana Riley made a public statement condemning racism and followed up with four open-door sessions with approximately 500 employees. She then announced a ‘Seven Actions in Seven Months’ plan which spanned culture, talent development, advancement, recruiting, business, and community impact in order to advance ethnic diversity and inclusion. Christiana made implementing this plan a leadership priority and delivered on it ahead of schedule. As well as appointing the Chair of the Black Leadership Forum to the Americas Executive Council as a Diversity Champion, and diversifying the Deutsche Bank Board of Directors by appointing Paula Price, Christiana also launched a dbBOLD (Black Opportunity Leadership Development) program, offering Vice Presidents and Directors exposure to senior leaders and a place at in McKinsey’s Black Leadership Academy. Overall, Christiana’s leadership and personal commitment has increased the prioritization of D&I at the global Management Board level.

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