ARISE 2019 with Tunji Akintokun MBE. For Arise 2019, we have partnered with exceptional leaders from different backgrounds to move crucial and empowering conversations forward collectively and expand our growing network of change makers across the globe. From living in a hostel to carrying the Olympic torch, Tunji Akintokun’s story is one of overcoming adversity. Now he’s focusing on helping others to do the same. Tunji is multi-award-winning leader and Senior Vice President of sales at NSC Global, a professional and managed services organisation operating in over 100 countries. He previously held several senior leadership positions at tech giant Cisco during his 18-year career at the company. Passionate about diversity in the workplace, science & technology (STEM) and social mobility, Tunji resides on the boards and councils of several organisations including Grant Thornton, techUK, Teach First and Regital. Tunji has founded two social enterprises (Your Future, Your Ambition & Aspire2Achieve) that aim to educate, excite and motivate young people globally in considering careers in science and technology. He supports many diversity, STEM and social mobility causes through his Ilesha Charitable Trust, making impact and long-term donations. Tunji is a patron of the autism charity CASPA. In the Queen's 2018 New Year's Honours List, Tunji received an MBE for services to young people from ethnic minorities in Science & Technology. We simply cannot wait for #Arise2019.