2019 Finalists

Meet our exceptional 2019 finalists across all six categories.

Black British Business Person of the Year

Gisela Abbam

Arts and Media

Winner

Dr Sharon Watson MBE

Senior Leader
Winner

Yomi Adegoke

Rising Star
Winner

Elizabeth Uviebinene

Rising Star
Finalist

Colin Gillespie

Senior Leader
Finalist

Dorothy Koomson

Senior Leader
Finalist

Christina Okorocha

Rising Star
Finalist

Fiona Rutherford

Rising Star
Finalist

Ruby Aryiku

Rising Star
Finalist

Rumbi Mupindu

Rising Star

Consumer and Luxury

Winner

Aicha Mckenzie

Senior Leader
Winner

Uzo Okwuosa

Rising Star
Finalist

Laura Battley

Senior Leader
Finalist

Sarah Nelson

Senior Leader
Finalist

Deborah Ajaja

Rising Star
Finalist

Jamela Acheampong

Rising Star

Entrepreneur

Winner

Born Barikor

Senior Leader
Winner

Jamelia Donaldson

Rising Star
Finalist

Professor Hanif Kara OBE

Senior Leader
Finalist

Joshua Umoren

Senior Leader
Finalist

Sena Mortoo

Senior Leader
Finalist

Jamie Tavares

Rising Star
Finalist

Jen Scott

Rising Star
Finalist

Samuel Mensah

Rising Star

Financial Services

Winner

Ireti Samuel-Ogbu

Senior Leader
Winner

Dr Olusiji Sanya

Rising Star
Finalist

Justin Onuekwusi

Senior Leader
Finalist

Sophia Aluko

Senior Leader
Finalist

Abisola Barber

Rising Star
Finalist

Zabrina Smith

Rising Star

Professional Services

Winner

Teresa Owusu-Adjei

Senior Leader
Winner

Macky O’Sullivan

Rising Star
Finalist

Darren Roiser

Senior Leader
Finalist

Richard Iferenta

Senior Leader
Finalist

Dara Kirton

Rising Star
Finalist

Roy Appiah

Rising Star

STEM

Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology
Winner

Sharon Lee

Senior Leader
Winner

Dr Kayisha Payne

Rising Star
Finalist

David Germain

Senior Leader
Finalist

Gisela Abbam

Senior Leader
Finalist

Biko Agozino

Rising Star
Finalist

Tobi Babalola

Rising Star