Pride month is an important reminder to advocate for the rights and equity of the LGBTQIA+ community and to celebrate the progress made over the years.
Here at Hult EF, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive and safe environment for all employees around the world so that they can bring their whole selves to work.
To celebrate Pride Month, Bjorn Bengtsson, President at Hult EF Corporate Education shares what pride means to him as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, how he has celebrated over the years and how his personal values and perspectives inform the way he leads a global organization, committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace environment.
Can you share your EF career journey with us?
I started at EF in London in 2009 joining as VP Finance. This role quickly widened to finance & operations for EF’s B2B business. I moved to Switzerland as CFO for several years, working between the UK & Sweden, and eventually ended up back in London.
In 2016 I became President of Ashridge, which at the time was mostly focused on Degree Programs and Executive Education. More recently, we put the two organizations together (Hult Ashridge & EF Corporate Solutions) and I continued as President, managing both the Language Learning and Executive Education for companies.
I am proud to be a part of an EF culture where employee mobility is encouraged, across locations, functions, businesses and hierarchy.
Do you celebrate pride, and if so, how? And what does it mean to you?
I used to go to the pride parades, it was big like the carnival, both in London and Sweden and of course, we would party!! Things have changed now as I have my own family and am in a slightly different phase of life but still, Pride is still just as important.