Melanie graduated from University of Toronto with majors in Philosophy, Political Science and French and the recipient of the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award. She moved to London to complete her Masters Degree in Philosophy from Birkbeck, University of London and is now a professor of Leadership & Management, and Business Strategy.
Melanie Eusebe is an award winning business strategist, working with clients to identify strategic priorities and initiatives for revenue generation and sustainable growth.
Fresh out of university, Melanie worked at Canada’s largest financial service institution, progressing quickly from Business Analyst to Manager of the Internet Channels. She moved to London and became a Big 4 Management Consultant and business advisor to aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as running strategic commercial initiatives and projects for global brands. In 2014, she launched The Black British Business Awards – the largest awards programme of its kind, endorsed by Prime Minister May, the Mayor of London and esteemed business leaders. Alongside being the Chair of the Black British Business Awards, Melanie was also the Executive Producer for the Women of the World Festival (WoW) a global gender equality festival occurring with over 2 million women in 50 cities over 5 continents. Melanie now has her own strategic consultancy, working with businesses on strategic initiatives and she also runs an online school for aspiring leaders.
Melanie has been recognised by several publications for her work across UK industry. She has featured in the lists of 200 women influencers in the creative industry, 100 Black Leaders in Media, and 50 top women speakers in the UK. A champion of business, the creative industries, and diversity, Melanie is a board member of the Creative Industries Federation and has been a member of the judging panel for the Start Up Awards, Red Woman of the Year Awards, The National Inclusion Standard and the We Are the City awards. Melanie has been featured in The Evening Standard, Management Today, Red Magazine, the Telegraph and she has featured on Sky News, BBC News, CBC News, and many more. Recognised by the Queen for her work, Melanie has been profiled as one of the most influential women in Business and the Creative Industries in the UK.
Passionate about equal access and opportunity, Melanie started the Black British Business Awards to reflect the outstanding achievements and contributions of black business people to the UK economy. For her, these awards are a collaborative, wholly inclusive set of programmes that highlights inspiring role models, challenges out-dated stereotypes, and most importantly, is a vehicle for economic empowerment, equality and change.
Sponsors of the BBBAwards include Accenture, Baker & McKenzie, Barclays, BET, Bloomberg, BNP Paribas, BP, Cisco, EDF Energy, EY, Facebook, JP Morgan, KPMG, Mediacom, Microsoft, National Grid, Pearsons, Rolls Royce, RBS, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Virgin Money, and the Evening Standard and the Telegraph as media sponsors.