Award-winning EDI Advocate & Mayor of London EDI Advisor
Laks has a multi-disciplinary cross-sector career background with the Metropolitan Police, Deutsche Bank, PwC, Jones Lang LaSalle, and Natwest. Laks is a Mayor of London appointed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor to City Hall, advocating through an intersectional lens of race, ethnicity, faith, LGBTQ+, and working class lived experiences. Laks is the LGBTQ+ Lead for South Asian Heritage Month, and the Founder of Gaysians UK, a community-based organisation he built to celebrate the UK’s South Asian queer diaspora. Laks is listed in the UK’s Top 30 BAME Leaders of 2020 by University of Oxford, House of Commons, and OBV. Laks is the winner of the Positive Role Model LGBT Award 2020 at the prestigious National Diversity Awards.