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Faried Chopdat

Faried is an experienced and dynamic global leader with proven audit, risk management, finance, and business transformation capability grounded in 25+ years of first-hand experience in the corporate world. Faried's career included international experience in multi-national organisations such as SABMiller plc, Travelex, and Deloitte. He is a Non-Executive Director on the Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust board, several sub-committees, and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Grant Thornton UK.


He is known for his ability to lead global teams through diversity and inclusion, understanding the importance of empathy in collaborative work with people in matrix organisations. He was nominated 18th out of 100 LGBTQ+ leaders in the Financial Times in 2014.


His passion for coaching and mentoring others to reach their full potential led him to professional and executive coaching. Faried founded equarius8coaching, helping Rising Stars/ Future Leaders and professionals from the LGBTQ+ and BAME communities and allies recognise and harness their unique gifts, gaining clarity to focus on what matters most and achieving success and prosperity.


Faried is a qualified Chartered Accountant with several degrees and certifications.

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