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Managing Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, CPP Investments

Managing Director, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, CPP Investments

Felicia is a ‘Big 4’ trained multi-disciplinary leader with extensive experience in executive and board advisory, people, project and processes management. She has a proven track record of driving business growth and leading high-performance teams. She is also experienced in working across borders (lived and worked in North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa), with both Fortune 500 companies and SMEs in the public and private sectors.

Felicia successfully developed, led and delivered large-scale, complex, and transformative projects.

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She is passionate about developing diverse teams that are capable of creating solutions and delivering results that are sustainable. At the heart of her leadership philosophy is the belief that people are the key to success.

Lekan-Salami is well-versed in the challenges and opportunities presented by the future of work, and she is experienced in leading teams through periods of change. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, the ability to adapt and respond to new challenges is critical, and Felicia is committed to help organisations navigate change, challenges and opportunities to develop strategies that thrive in the face of uncertainty.

Fostering a growth mindset through life-long learning is essential and key to her continuous development.

As a board member with experience in corporate governance, she has a deep understanding of the importance of creating an inclusive and diverse culture that fosters innovation and growth. With a strong background in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues, Felicia is committed to helping boards navigate these complex challenges.

Lekan-Salami is particularly interested in helping boards develop EDI/ESG frameworks that are tailored to the unique needs of their organisations and align with their strategic priorities.

In addition, she is a firm believer in the power of AI to improve and transform the way we work, create value and make decisions. However, she also recognises the potential risks and ethical considerations that come with using this technology. To this end, she is committed to ensuring that AI is used in a responsible and ethical way that supports an organisation’s values and goals.

Overall, Felicia brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the room, and is committed to serve and help organisations create a more inclusive, sustainable, innovative and profitable future.

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As a market leader, Nielsen (Global Impact Day), she led a team of Nielsen associates across multiple countries to make an impact to the communities around.

In addition, she pioneered Nielsen’s diversity and inclusion initiatives across Africa, championing the ‘Women in Nielsen Group’ for Africa.