Interbank LGBT+ Forum

New co-chairs

We are pleased to introduce to you our two recently elected cochairs of Interbank, Sonia and Chad.

Sonia Sawula,
Vice President at Credit Suisse, has worked in the finance industry for over 30 years.

As Co-Chair of the Credit Suisse LGBT+ & Ally Network she has helped manage growth of the EMEA network from 110 to 1,300 members over the past 5 years, particularly through championing work place LGBT+ role models.

Sonia is a passionate believer in the personal and business benefit of visible Ally presence in the workplace.

Chad Edwards
Works at EY and has served on the Interbank Committee since 2016 representing the firm where he is a Creative Director for global business development. His clients span from financial services to consumer products and beyond. Chad served as the Co-Chair of EY Unity UK&I for a number of years inspiring growth, intersectionality development as well as influencing policy change within the organization. As Co-Chair Emeritus he now serves as an advisor to the network while supporting continued D&I efforts. His focus on diversity and inclusion includes being a founding member for EY America’s LGBT+ network, Unity (formerly bEYond); a leading advocate for the repeal of DADT in the US as a US Air Force veteran; and exercising global reach with contributing design oversight to the Australia Marriage Equality campaign. He’s been recognised and awarded for his design work by Graphic Design USA and IABC. If he’s not designing or fighting for equality, you’ll find him with his two dogs, Basil and Vino at home, where Chad enjoys baking, painting and planning his next holiday.

Please join us to wish Sonia and Chad all the best for this year at Interbank!

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