Warner Bros. Discovery has appointed Asif Sadiq as Chief Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Sadiq will lead the company's diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy and global team, expanding on initiatives from both legacy Discovery, Inc. and legacy WarnerMedia.
He will jointly report to David Zaslav, Chief Executive Officer, and Adria Alpert Romm, Chief People and Culture Officer. Sadiq most recently served as the head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, International for WarnerMedia and was a key architect of many of the WarnerMedia DE&I internal and content-focused initiatives on which WBD plans to build. Earlier, Sadiq held senior diversity positions at Adidas, The Telegraph Media Group, EY Financial Services and the City of London Police.
In his role, Sadiq will chair WBD's new Business Diversity Council, a senior advisory board comprised of global leaders from the company's sports, games, technology, revenue, and corporate groups. The council will assist in developing and instituting enterprise-wide diversity programs for employees across businesses. Sadiq is a member of the board of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Middlesex University, WORK180 and Hedley May.
In addition, he is a Chartered Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and an Executive Member of World 50, Inc.