Damon Buffini, Managing Partner of equity firm Permira.
Born in the Sudan, he is a global trader in mobile telecoms3. He has offices in five countries and his company turned over more than £1bn last year4.
Formerly Lord-Lieutenant of the County Borough of Belfast. Chairman, The World Fellowship of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association.
O., formerly Trustee, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Association. Formerly Lieutenant, The Queen's Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard. Press secretary, Household of The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall.
Tidjane Thiam, Group Executive Director, Aviva Europe.
Born on the Ivory Coast, he is in charge of the world's fifth-largest insurance company and is one of only two black executive directors in the FTSE 1006. The second black executive director of a FTSE 100 company, the Zimbabwean manages over 60 facilities in 24 countries7. He is the second most senior cleric in the Church of England and the first member of an ethnic minority to serve as an archbishop in the Church of England8. Appointed a Formula One driver for Mc Laren in 2007, Lewis was first approached by the team when he was nine.