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Vanessa Abrahams-John

Member of the Board

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Portrait of Vanessa Abrahams-John.

FAVORITE SPORTS MOMENT

Watching Jamaican sprinter and the GOAT Usain Bolt win his 3rd consecutive Olympic gold for both 100 and 200m in the 2016 Olympics.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Vanessa Abrahams-John is the Senior Vice President for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion since May 2022. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategy while leading a global DEI team. Vanessa joined adidas from Linde where she was the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Global Organizational Development. Prior to that Vanessa held Senior Legal Counsel roles in global Law Firms in New York City, where for 15 years she led multinational deals in Mergers & Acquisitions and Restructuring. Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Western Ontario in Canada and a Doctorate of Law from Howard University School of Law.

PERSONAL INSPIRATION AND ENGAGEMENT

Vanessa is the recipient of multiple awards for DEI leadership, including Top 25 Influential Black Women in Business by the US Network Journal and Top Executives in Corporate Diversity by Black Enterprise Magazine.

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born in Jamaica West Indies, Vanessa is a US citizen. She is a mother of four and has a passion for cooking international dishes, singing and track & field.