NIA JOYNSON-­ROMANZINA – Founder & Director, iCubed

Nia Joynson-­Romanzina, is Founder and Director of iCubed, delivering speaking, consulting and coaching in cultural change, diversity & inclusion and leadership. An expert in her field Nia is a frequent international keynote speaker, guest lecturer, panelist and Huffington Post blogger. Former Managing Director and Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion at UBS and Swiss Re, she has first hand experience of launching and driving global, group-­wide strategies and action plans to foster inclusion and diversity throughout organisations.

Born and raised bilingually, Welsh/English, in Wales, she started her career with the European Commission in Brussels and iNGOs working in socioeconomic development. She then joined the United Nations FAO in Rome in 1995, in the field of internet technology and communications, joining Swiss Re in 2008 to overhaul their corporate internet presence. She holds a Bachelors in Political Science from the University of Cardiff, an MSc in Development Management and an MA in Mass Communications from Leicester University. She is also a Certified Executive Coach (ACC, CPCC).

A guest lecturer at IMD and the University of St. Gallen, Nia sits on the Harvard’s Women Leadership Board, the EDGE Global Advisory Council, the WIN International Board of Advisors, the IMD Strategies for Leadership Advisory Board and for years on the Catalyst Europe Advisory Board. She was also a founding member of ADVANCE Women in Swiss Business.

Nia lives in Zurich, Switzerland with her husband and two, Welsh speaking, daughters. Along with Welsh and English she speaks Italian and German fluently. She thrives on combining work, family and friends with running, yoga, hiking, good food and wine.

Date: October 24, 2016