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Edosa Odaro


Edosa Odaro
Head of Data (AIG), Board of Governors (Harper Adams University), Non-Executive Director (Health Data Research UK)

Edosa is a cross-industry data and AI transformation leader who is particularly passionate about recombinant innovation: the art of combining disparate old ideas for resolving new challenges. He has led multiple initiatives responsible for delivering tangible 10 figure returns on investment through deep people, data and cloud transformations – employing his deep experience of recombinant innovation to push the boundaries of AI and data for resolving complex real-world problems.

Currently Head of Data at AIG, Edosa has over the years had the privilege of helping over 35 international organisations deliver significant impacts through analytic insights and intelligent interventions, including Barclays Group, AXA, Channel 4, The European Commission, Lloyds Banking Group and the HMRC. He also currently sits on the Boards of Harper Adams University and the UK’s national institute for health data science (HDR UK).

Edosa’s ability to solve problems is underpinned by his passion for a brand of inclusion underpinned by a ‘diversity-of-minds’ organisational capability combined with an endless thirst exposed by intellectual humility. He is a regular speaker, has been named a Financial Times Top 100 Most Influential Leader and is one of the UK’s 30 Most Influential Black Leaders in FinTech & Data.

Beyond the world of work, Edosa enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons – experiencing a variety of activities including: football, cycling, running and skiing.