Ron Kalifa ranks highly on Inaugural Power List of Top 100 BAME Executives

26 May 2016

London, 26 May 2016 – Today Worldpay’s Vice Chairman Ron Kalifa has ranked highly in the inaugural power list of BAME (British, Black, Asian, and minority ethnic) executives, compiled by networking group UPstanding and the Financial Times. 

The list aims to showcase and rank the Top 100 Executive BAME professionals working in the US and UK. Ron ranked 50 out of 100 and was scored on his seniority and influence of his role, as well as his individual commitment to driving the BAME agenda inside and outside of the workplace and for his business achievements.  

Suki Sandhu, UPstanding founder, said: “We are delighted to see Ron Kalifa from Worldpay featuring in the inaugural UPstanding Executive Power List. Ron is a true role model, setting an example for the next generation so no one sees their race as a barrier to success.”

Ron Kalifa, Vice Chairman of Worldpay, said: “I am proud of Worldpay’s commitment to act as a progressive and inclusive employer. We aim to ensure our workforce reflects the diversity of our global customer base, and we have a long standing commitment to bringing out the best in people while fostering a sense of community and belonging. Initiatives like this are a powerful statement that attitudes are changing and we are making genuine progress.”

All nominations were reviewed by a judging panel consisting of Suki Sandhu and Sophia Cannon, founders of the UPstanding Executive Power List. Other judges included senior executives from the Financial Times, Unilever, The Economist, Barcalys UK and Pinnacle Group.


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About Ron Kalifa
Ron is Vice Chairman and Executive Board Director of Worldpay Group plc and also sits on the boards of Visa Europe, QIWI plc, and UK Cards Association Ltd.   Ron has been a driving figure behind the success of Worldpay, one of the world’s largest payments companies, which last year became the UK’s most significant fintech IPO when it listed on the London Stock Exchange (current valuation: £5.2bn ($7.6bn).

About Worldpay
Worldpay is a leading payments company with global reach. We provide an extensive range of technology-led payment products and services to over 400,000 customers, enabling their businesses to grow and prosper. We manage the increasing complexity of the payments landscape for our customers, allowing them to accept the widest range of payment types around the world. Using our network and technology, we are able to process payments from geographies covering 99% of global GDP, across 146 countries and 126 currencies.  We help our customers to accept more than 300 different payment types. 

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About Audeliss
Audeliss is a boutique executive search firm which specialises in the recruitment of diverse talent to senior executive and non-executive positions. Since it was founded in 2011, 59% of its appointments have been diverse. It is launching the first UPstanding Executive Power list in 2016 to celebrate the incredible work that is being carried out by the BAME business community here and in the United States.

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26 May 2016