The Powerlist 2024 honored Edward Enninful OBE, the chief editor of British Vogue, as the most powerful black person in the United Kingdom.
The annual list from Powerful Media honors those with African, African Caribbean, and African American ancestry.
It has been showcasing black role models to youth for the past eighteen years.
Afua Kyei, the chief financial officer of the Bank of England, and podcaster and Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett are among the other names who will be on the list for 2024.
Enninful, the first black man to lead the British fashion magazine, declared earlier this year that he would be quitting to concentrate on other endeavors and assist in expanding the brand internationally.
In addition, he oversees Condé Nast’s European editorial direction.
Being ranked number one on the list, according to the 51-year-old, “sheds light on black people really breaking boundaries, who are unafraid and champion what it means to be truly diverse in their own industries.” He called it an honor.
Enninful, who was born in Ghana, and his six siblings relocated to London when he was a small child. He was noticed on a train as a teenager and briefly worked as a model.
At the age of 18, he began his editorial career as the fashion director of the British youth culture magazine i-D, becoming the youngest individual to hold the position of editor at a major international fashion publication.
Men and women from a variety of fields, such as business, science, technology, and the arts, are honored on The Powerlist.
See the full list below, as sighted by 1Family Radio:
The Powerlist 2024 Top 10:
- Edward Enninful, OBE, editor-in-chief of British Vogue and European editorial director of Vogue
- Dean Forbes, CEO, Forterro, Partner, Corten Capital
- Afua Kyei, chief financial officer, Bank of England
- Marvin Rees, mayor of Bristol
- Tunde Olanrewaju, senior partner and managing partner, McKinsey & Company
- Joshua Siaw, MBE, partner, White & Case
- Syreeta Brown, group chief people and communications officer, Virgin Money UK
- Paulette Simpson, CBE, executive, corporate affairs and public policy, Jamaica National Bank; executive director, The Voice Media Group
- Vanessa Kingori, CBE, chief business officer, Condé Britain, Vogue European business advisor
- Lord Woolley of Woodford – co-founder, Operation Black Vote, and principal, Homerton College, Cambridge University