British-Nigerian cyber security expert, philanthropist and educator Tom Ilube – has been named the number one most influential black man in Britain.
The awards, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary – honours men and women from diverse industries including science, technology and the arts. The winners will be recognised at an event at Goldsmith’s Hall on Tuesday October 25.
Ilube, 53, from Richmond, west London, is the founder of internet bank, Egg. He also set up credit rating organisation noddle.co.uk – and is the CEO of technology company, Crossword Cybersecurity.
He also founded technology school Hammersmith Academy in 2011. He is the chairman of ADA College, a specialist computing college. And he set up the charity Africa Gifted Foundation to help transform the lives of children on the continent.
Ilube is from Afuze-Emai, Owan Local Government Area, Edo State.
The Powerlist 2016 – Top 10
1. Tom Ilube – founder of Crosssword Cybersecurity, Africa Gifted Foundation
2. Ric Lewis – founder, chief executive and chairman, Tristan Capital Partners
3. Arlene Isaacs-Lowe – managing director, head of relationship management for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Moody’s
4. Sir Lenny Henry – actor, writer and campaigner
5. Mo Farah – Olympic champion long-distance runner
6. Lewis Hamilton – Formula One world champion
7. Ismail Ahmed – founder and chief executive, WorldRemit
8. Dr Shirley Thompson – composer
9. Sharon White – chief executive, Ofcom
10. Steve McQueen – film director