Justin Onuekwusi - Business in the Community
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Justin Onuekwusi

Chief Investment Officer,

St. James’s Place (SJP)
Race Equality Leadership Team

Justin Onuekwusi is the Chief Investment Officer at St. James’s Place (SJP). His role sees him lead the development of SJP’s investment proposition, asset allocation approach and selection of external fund managers. A CFA charter holder, Justin holds more than two decades’ experience across investment management as Head of Retail Investments, EMEA and Head of Retail Multi-Asset Funds at LGIM in a team managing over £60bn. Justin has also held previous roles with Aviva Investors, Merrill Lynch and Aon Consulting.

Externally, Justin is a panel member of the Premier League’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion Standard (PLEDIS). Justin is a judge of the Investment Week Women in Investments Awards, and was listed on LGBT Great’s Project 1000 Role Models. Justin has won several awards for his work within driving societal change including the 2020 Portfolio Adviser Wealth Management award for Outstanding Contribution to Inclusivity and the 2021 Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion. Justin founded EnCircle which is a monthly mentoring circle initiative and the Black Leaders Programme in conjunction with the Investment Association and Diversity Project. In addition, Justin featured on the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 EMpower Senior Executive Leaders List, he was a winner of the Invest in Ethnicity Awards Future Leaders Award in 2018, Justin was also a finalist in the 2019 Black British Business Awards and in 2020 he was awarded the honour of the Freedom of the City of London.

About Business in the Community’s Race Leadership Team

Each area of work Business in the Community (BITC) undertakes is led by a group of senior executives who provide strategic guidance and support us in achieving our objectives.

The purpose of BITC’s Race Equality Leadership Team is to support employers to help break down the barriers that prevent the progression of ethnic minorities in their workplaces and show how an inclusive organisation better serves its customers, clients and communities.

Find out more about BITC’s work on race equality.