Diversified Search Recruits Second Toyota Diversity Advisory Board Member

PHILADELPHIA, December 7, 2015 — Diversified Search (Diversified), one of the nation’s top ten executive search firms, has announced the placement of Jyoti Chopra, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion for BNY Mellon, as a member of the North American Diversity Advisory Board for Toyota Motor Corporation. Earlier this fall, Diversified placed Howard W. Buffett, a lecturer in International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, to Toyota’s Diversity Advisory Board.  Both searches were led by Patrick Prout, Diversified Managing Director with responsibility for the Financial Services Practice. He is also a member of the industrial/manufacturing and corporate board practices.

Created in 2002, Toyota’s Diversity Advisory Board plays an integral role in fostering a more diverse and inclusive culture at the company. Working closely with the organization’s senior leadership, the Advisory Board helps drive adoption of best practices and ensures executive accountability. Led by former U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman, the Advisory Board members are among the country’s most recognized leaders in diversity and related fields.

Ms. Chopra BNY Mellon’s award-winning diversity and inclusion practice, including overseeing its D&I strategy and implementation, advancing diversity training and serving on its Global Diversity & Inclusion Council. In addition, she is a member of the company’s Operating Committee, and serves as the company’s representative to the Global Talent and Diversity Council of the Asia Society. Prior to her tenure at BNY Mellon, Ms. Chopra served as the global leader for communications and public relations at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. In 2011, she led the development of Deloitte’s first global diversity report. Earlier in her career, she served as Managing Director and Head of Communications for the Americas and the Global Bank at Merrill Lynch and also worked for the United Nations and UNICEF.

Mr. Buffett teaches management techniques to improve the effectiveness of international development, foreign aid and global philanthropy at Columbia. He also serves on their Management Advisory Board for the Earth Institute, a research institution that advances sustainable development programs. Previously, Mr. Buffett was the Executive Director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which works to improve the lives of impoverished and marginalized populations across Africa and Latin America. Before that, he served in the U.S. Department of Defense, overseeing agriculture-based economic stabilization and redevelopment programs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mr. Buffett is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and co-authored the New York Times best-selling book 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.

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Stephen S. Morreale
Diversified Search

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