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Rahul has been instrumental in establishing Aviva Origins, a community which focuses on ensuring Aviva promotes a fully inclusive environment where colleagues from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds can flourish. Rahul is a keen advocate of cultural inclusivity and in October organised a day of Diwali festivities at Aviva’s London site. Rahul is also an active mentor and coach to several junior BAME colleagues. The aim of which is to create a private, trusted space where they can share the important things that matter to them, whether they are personal or professional, and to draw on his experiences to help them make informed decisions about their careers. Externally, Rahul represents the Chartered Insurance Institute at panel events, talking to students at inner-London schools and University events, where the representation is often predominantly BAME, to help them understand career options. Rahul also supports students as part of the CII’s Qualification Mentoring Scheme and acts as a mentor to BAME talent as part of the Social Mobility Foundation’s Aspiring Professionals Programme, which aims to give students an insight into top professions and provide them with the skills needed to achieve their potential.

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