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"The Kid from Peckham"
Event by Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE-UK)
Sat, Dec 10, 2022, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (your local time)
Online Event link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-kid-from-peckham-tickets-480437951847
Further information: The Kid from Peckham Tickets, Sat 10 Dec 2022 at 12:30 | Eventbrite
In this session the Engineer, Race Car Inventor and CEO of Motivez George Imafidon (George Imafidon | LinkedIn) will walk us through his journey so far from his relatively humble beginnings growing up in Peckham, London to his work internationally, getting to work with Sir Lewis Hamilton. George will also talk about the humanitarian work he supports across the globe.
You will not want to miss this one!
George will discuss:
Journey into Motorsport and his work with Lewis Hamilton
Why he chose a STEM career
Why you should consider being a STEM professional when you grow up
About the speaker
George Imafidon is a 25-year-old humanitarian engineer and social impact leader from Peckham, South London. He is CEO of Motivez, a Performance Engineer with Sir Lewis Hamilton's racing team, X44, and a Board Member at The Co-op Foundation and The Hamilton Commission improving diversity in STEM and motorsport. As a First Class engineering graduate from University College London (UCL), George is passionate about building sustainable products and programmes that improve lives and communities. Over the past eight years, he has worked in technology, engineering consulting, and finance with firms such as Google, J.P. Morgan, McKinsey and Rolls-Royce where he saved them £50 million through a novel component. In 2015, George co-founded the award-winning venture, Motivez, which was highly commended by Her Majesty the Queen after supporting over 8,000 young people in the UK aged 14 - 25 to access entry-level jobs in STEM. The Motivez team is composed of an experienced team of young professionals who work closely with corporates, funders and local government to deliver programmes and products that empower young people from underrepresented backgrounds to solve the world’s biggest challenges through STEM, progress into employment and become changemakers.
As a diversity champion, George led the #AB1Million campaign to raise £1 million for the Amos Bursary to ensure talented men of African and Caribbean descent have the opportunity to excel in education and beyond. In recognition of these efforts, George was awarded the highly acclaimed Young Engineer of the Year Award and Sir George MacFarlane Medal by the Royal Academy of Engineering in 2022 and has been featured in outlets such as ITV, Evening Standard and BBC.