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Nazreen Visram

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Nazreen Visram is one of our Lay Trustees at KCLSU since April 2021. 

Nazreen joined Barclays in 2005 as a Relationship Director in London, managing a portfolio of clients within the Retail and Wholesale sector. Her current responsibility is to lead a national team of industry specialists, providing banking services to the Charity sector as part of the whole Public Sector team. She has helped maintain Barclays' number one position as the most popular bank used by the top 100 charities by developing innovative solutions, delivering thought leadership, and strengthening industry expertise. Her previous role involved driving delivery of the Citizenship strategy, ensuring execution of the plan, and increasing colleague engagement. Her role also involved building relationships and partnerships with clients to drive Citizenship and commercial efforts, strengthening Barclays' global brand, and engaging with external stakeholders. She delivered Barclays' first-ever conference on Modern Slavery for businesses. Nazreen is a member of the Corporate Banking Diversity Council and the Sustainability Forum.

In 2016, Nazreen was a finalist for the Barclays Woman of the Year Award, shortlisted for an Asian Woman of Achievement Award in 2017, listed in the Financial Times as a top 100 Ethnic Minority Role Model in 2018, 2019, and 2020, and The Guardian's Investing in Ethnicity Awards. She was also recognised as Brummel Magazine's top 30 inspirational women in the city and one of Hive Learning's most influential D&I leaders. Also, a finalist for the British Muslim Awards.

Nazreen also co-chairs the Embrace Network, responsible for the multicultural diversity agenda. She is a King's Alumni, with a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry. She is an accredited Enterprise Mentor for the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs. Nazreen is very passionate about championing and inspiring women. She was the National Council member for the Women's Activities Portfolio for the Ismaili Council UK. Here she is responsible for enabling access, support, and empowerment initiatives and activities for women and their families. She is currently a governor for a Multi-Academy Trust.