Meet Samuel Kasumu, award-winning social entrepreneur, commentator, and strategist! He served as Special Advisor to Prime Minister Boris Johnson where he held the Civil Society and Communities brief. His work included leading on the cross-government vaccine deployment confidence programme.
He was the most senior black Advisor in government and was running to become the next Mayor of London.
Samuel has been involved in setting up and growing a number of initiatives to support the progression of Briton’s black and minority ethnic population. This includes setting up a student network connecting peers with employers whilst at university that grew to 30,000 members. He went on to set up and run a campaign that supported over 8000 start-up businesses and has won numerous awards including Barclays Business Enterprise Award, Spirit of London Awards (SOLA), Entrepreneur Champion of the Year, Great British Entrepreneur Awards and MANY more!