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Migrants Mean Business is a new podcast series from the Migration Museum, in association with Allianz Global Investors, presented by broadcaster and author George Alagiah and featuring conversations with some of Britain’s most successful business leaders – all of whom have immigrant backgrounds.

Migrants Mean Business with George Alagiah Migration Museum

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Migrants Mean Business is a new podcast series from the Migration Museum, in association with Allianz Global Investors, presented by broadcaster and author George Alagiah and featuring conversations with some of Britain’s most successful business leaders – all of whom have immigrant backgrounds.

    Episode 3 – Karen Blackett OBE

    Episode 3 – Karen Blackett OBE

    When Karen Blackett was growing up, her dad told her that, as a black female, she'd have to work twice as hard to make it to the top. Karen is now UK Country Manager for WPP, the world’s largest marketing services group, and Chairwoman of MediaCom, the largest media agency in the UK, was appointed Race Equality Business Champion by the Prime Minister in 2018, and regularly ranks among Britain's most influential business leaders in multiple lists.


    Karen is in conversation with David Abraham, Founder and CEO of Wonderhood Studios, and former chief executive of Channel 4. Their fascinating conversation, recorded live at the Migration Museum in London on 25 November 2019, explores Karen's memories of growing up in Reading, aka 'mini Barbados', how her background and upbringing equipped her with the skills and resilience that enabled her to rise to the top of a sector dominated by white, privately educated men, why she's a passionate advocate for the importance of diversity at all levels of society, and more.


    Migrants Mean Business is a podcast series from the Migration Museum, in association with Allianz Global Investors, presented by George Alagiah and featuring conversations with some of Britain’s most successful business leaders – all of whom have immigrant backgrounds.


    This podcast was recorded and produced by David Craigie, who also made the theme music.


    If you like this podcast, please subscribe and help us to spread the word.


    For more information on the Migration Museum, please visit migrationmuseum.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

    • 50 min
    Episode 2 – Sir Lloyd Dorfman

    Episode 2 – Sir Lloyd Dorfman

    At the age of 24, Sir Lloyd Dorfman opened a small currency exchange shop in London. His company, Travelex, went on to become the world’s leading foreign exchange specialist.


    Lloyd and George’s wide-ranging conversation, recorded live in London on 1 July, explores Lloyd’s business and philanthropic career, his family roots and Jewish identity, the essence of entrepreneurialism and whether one ever stops being a ‘migrant’.


    Migrants Mean Business is a podcast series from the Migration Museum, in association with Allianz Global Investors, presented by George Alagiah and featuring conversations with some of Britain’s most successful business leaders – all of whom have immigrant backgrounds.


    This podcast was recorded and produced by David Craigie, who also made the theme music.


    If you like this podcast, please subscribe and help us to spread the word.


    For more information on the Migration Museum, please visit migrationmuseum.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

    • 47 min
    Episode 1 – Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

    Episode 1 – Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou

    To kick off our Migrants Mean Business series, we’ve got a cracking conversation with one of the most charismatic and recognisable business leaders of the past few decades – Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou. His conversation with Daniel Franklin, executive and diplomatic editor of The Economist, ranges from shipping to dog walking, suing Netflix to going head to head with Ryanair's Michael O'Leary.


    Migrants Mean Business is a podcast series from the Migration Museum, in association with Allianz Global Investors, presented by George Alagiah and featuring conversations with some of Britain’s most successful business leaders – all of whom have immigrant backgrounds.


    This podcast was recorded and produced by David Craigie, who also made the theme music.


    If you like this podcast, please subscribe and help us to spread the word.


    For more information on the Migration Museum, please visit migrationmuseum.org, or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.

    • 57 min

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