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Robert Glick OBE

VP, International Government Affairs & Corporate Communications, American Express

“There’s a growing consensus that a diverse and inclusive workplace helps to drive robust business results. But a strong business case for equality can only succeed when it has champions and advocates – to spread the message to influencers and policymakers that equality in the workplace has to be underpinned, enabled and secured by inclusive policies and law. The Open For Business coalition is on the front-line of promoting that economic case for inclusion, activating and amplifying the voice of business with a single aim: to improve the lives of LGBT+ people everywhere. As a Trustee of Open For Business, I am proud to be a part of this vital work.”

Robert Glick has held various senior positions in corporate communications and public health – in New York, Paris, New Delhi and London. He currently serves as Vice President of International Government Affairs & Corporate Communications at American Express.

Prior to joining American Express in 2000, Robert held various roles at the United Nations Development Programme, including Director of the Asia Regional Programme on HIV/AIDS, was Assistant Vice President for Corporate Affairs at L’Oréal, and Senior Financial Analyst at Arthur Andersen & Company.

A graduate of the University of Cambridge, the London School of Economics and Emory University (USA), he is a Trustee of the Victoria & Albert Museum and Sadler’s Wells Theatre, and Chair of Save the Children’s Global Malnutrition Initiative. He served previously as Chair of the Terrence Higgins Trust. His seminal book, Law, Ethics & HIV, was published by the UNDP Press, and he has written two novels (Closer East and The Darkening Sky). A citizen of both the U.K. and the U.S., he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen for services to charity.