Pelumi Ojo

I joined Aon in 2014 as Consultant Apprentice in the Retirement business via the Aon Apprenticeship scheme after deciding to pursue a non-traditional route – I felt that University was not for me.

I completed the formal two-year programme earlier than scheduled and was promoted to the role of a Consultant Analyst. Shortly after my promotion, I was appointed as a Scheme Secretary to a Defined Benefit Scheme as requested by the Client. Whilst in this role, I also became a regional champion for the gender equality network, by hosting regular local TED talk lunch and learns and speed mentoring events etc., all of which helped to raise engagement in the Epsom office and increased network membership.

In 2017, I sought a new challenge and accepted a Project Manager role in the Office of the Chairman in Aon’s global headquarters in London. This role was my first foray into the Insurance Industry and I supported the Chairman in creating partnerships and opportunities that drive growth for Aon and our clients. During this time, I joined the Multicultural Network (which I now co-chair) and became an advocate for BAME and female talent by volunteering on committees such as the insurance industry’s Gender Inclusion Network and contributing to a variety of industry-wide events and initiatives for International Women’s Day, The Dive In Festival, SheCanBe – the Lord Mayor’s programme to bring young women into the City, BAME TNON (The Network of Networks), The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Power of Diversity series, Capital Experience Days and Insuring Women’s Futures.

I was recently promoted to the Executive Support Manager to the CEO of Aon UK and in this role, I work closely with the CEO in the development and implementation of the firm’s strategic and operational objectives. Diversity & Inclusion remains important to me and a priority for Aon and this is an area that I continue to champion both as part of my day to day role and as co-chair of the multicultural network.