Edward Enninful, the editor-in-chief of British Vogue, has been named the most influential Black person in the UK.
The Powerlist 2024 puts Enninful at the top of the annual list, now in its 18th year, which celebrates people of African, African Caribbean and African American heritage, and highlights role models in the fields of business, science, technology and the arts.
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Enninful, who is also the European editorial director at Condé Nast, is the first Black man to hold the role of Vogue editor in the UK. Earlier this year, he announced he would be stepping down to concentrate on global projects at the publishing house.
He was born in Ghana and moved to London with his family as a child. After a few years modelling, he began his editorial career at British magazine i-D, becoming the editor at 18.
Enninful told the BBC it was an honor to be on the list, saying, “It shines a light on Black people really breaking boundaries, who are unafraid and champion what it means to be truly diverse in their own industries.”
The Powerlist 2024 top 10:
Edward Enninful, OBE – editor-in-chief of British Vogue, European editorial director of Vogue
Dean Forbes – CEO, Forterro, Partner Corten Capital
Afua Kyei – chief financial officer, Bank of England
Marvin Rees – mayor of Bristol
Tunde Olanrewaju – senior partner and managing partner, McKinsey & Company
Joshua Siaw, MBE – partner, White & Case
Syreeta Brown – group chief people and communications officer, Virgin Money UK
Paulette Simpson, CBE – executive, corporate affairs and public policy, Jamaica National Bank; executive director, The Voice Media Group
Vanessa Kingori, CBE – chief business officer, Condé Britain, Vogue European business advisor
Lord Woolley of Woodford – co-founder, Operation Black Vote, and principal, Homerton College, Cambridge University
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