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Dr. Leeya Hendricks joins the board

We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the RISE UP Board of Trustees, Dr. Leeya Hendricks. Leeya brings a wealth of expertise and experience that will greatly enhance our mission to empower young individuals facing barriers to employment.


Dr. Leeya Hendricks is an esteemed chartered marketer, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and Member of the Chartered Institute of IT. With almost two decades of experience in B2B marketing across technology, professional services, and fintech sectors, she has held leadership roles in global marketing, communications, and business development for renowned companies such as Accenture, IBM, Oracle, Gartner, and Delta Capita. Recognised as a Top 30 Most Influential Fintech Marketers in 2022, a Financial Narrative 50 in 2023, and a CMO to Watch in 2024, Leeya is dedicated to advancing business and marketing through innovation, growth, diversity, and inclusion.


Leeya is passionate about growing businesses, marketing, sustainability, technology, and education. She actively shapes the future of marketing through her roles as an advisory board member of The Fintech Marketing Hub, a non-executive Director for the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and an Adjunct Professor and lecturer at several universities. She recently served as CMO at Rimm, an AI-tech firm specialising in ESG and sustainability management and is an active thought leader in this space.


Leeya holds extensive qualifications including a PhD in Management, an MBA, a BA (Hons) in Brand Marketing Management, a BA (Hons) in Fine Art, and Professional Certifications from Cambridge University in Business Sustainability Management and Developing AI Systems and Applications in the Ethical Build of AI from the Chartered Institute of IT. As a thought leader, she regularly publishes articles, participates in podcasts, and speaks at events on various topics including B2B marketing, sustainability, AI, financial technology, platform ecosystems, and leadership.


In her own words, Leeya said, "Joining the RISE UP board allows me to channel my passion for empowering and supporting young individuals facing barriers to employment. RISE UP's commitment to educating and enhancing young lives and driving social impact deeply resonates with me. Their mission aligns perfectly with corporate social responsibility, sustainability and environmental, social, and governance strategies, offering valuable development opportunities for businesses and leaders to engage in talent regeneration. Together, we can make opportunity accessible to all. I'm excited to contribute to the strategic vision and governance of this purpose-driven organisation, alongside exceptional board members like Richard, Darren, Greg, and Roman.”


Roman, our Charity Director, added, "We are honoured to welcome Dr. Leeya Hendricks to the RISE UP Board of Trustees.  Her extensive experience and passion for change will be invaluable as we continue to expand our impact. Leeya's commitment to sustainability, education, and social responsibility aligns perfectly with our mission, and we are excited to collaborate with her to create more opportunities for young individuals. Her addition to our board strengthens our strategic vision and enhances our ability to drive meaningful change."


We are confident that Leeya’s extensive experience and dedication will be instrumental in furthering our mission at RISE UP.

Please join us in welcoming her to the team.


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