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Where is the Power List 2009?

October 8, 2009

BaronessScotlandI saw this article in the Independent last month discussing the 2009 list of 100 names of the most Influential Black People in Britain, but there was no link to the list, no disclosure of all the names past the top 10 and just the usual racist crappy comments that come with this kind of spotlight on a pro-black initiative.

The top 10 are:

1. Baroness Scotland, Attorney General (pictured)
2. Tidjane Thiam, CEO Prudential
3. Dr Mo Ibrahim, Founder Mo Ibrahim Foundation (Number 1 last year)
4. Damon Buffini, Chairman, Permira
5. Ken Olisa, Chair, Restoration Partners, Non-executive director, Thomson Reuters and ENRC
6. Trevor Faure, Global Head of Legal, Ernst&Young
7. Claire Ighodaro, Independent director
8. Vivian Hunt, Director McKinsey and Co
9. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York
10. Tsega Gebreyes, Chair, Satya Capital

On a positive note, it’s nice to see a woman taking the top spot as Baroness Scotland is listed in the top spot. Good for her (I think!).

See my post on last year’s list here.

Quite disappointed with the comments to the independent article actually, you’d think people would just get over themselves already!

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2009 12:52 pm

    True… some people need to get over themselves… but sometimes i wonder if setting up lists like this doesn’t focus the vitriolic in the first place?

  2. October 10, 2009 10:19 pm

    Every one seems to aim for the top dog.
    Little wonder the Baroness is catching a bit of flack at the minute..

    PS. I see I missed the switch to wordpress..

  3. lolobloggs permalink*
    October 10, 2009 10:44 pm

    @akaBagucci Anything positive and progressive is a focus for the vitriolic, they would rather we didn’t do it at all, I would rather have something to revere/critique/share and stay disappointed at the idiots.

    @Roc What took you so long to get here! lol! She is catching flack, but good for her, she wanted the top spot, she has it, and I hope she has the thick skin to go with it to.

  4. October 11, 2009 3:22 am

    I don’t know what such lists hope to accomplish except make the resource relevant. But I like your blog. That post on Nigerians and your dad was hilarious.


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