Mrs Lopa Patel MBE FCIM FIDM FRSA
Digital Media Entrepreneur
Lopa Patel is a digital entrepreneur with a lifelong love of science and technology and an evangelist for STEM, innovation and bridging the skills gap in business. She founded the online website NewAsianPost.com; South Asian portal Redhotcurry.com; the Asian Power Couples Hot 100 list which is published annually and the Asians Stars in UK Tech index.
Lopa is an experienced marketing consultant who previously set up the direct marketing services company DMS Direct Ltd, where she worked with international companies in a broad range of industry sectors. She is a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), a Fellow of the Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts (RSA).
Lopa is also the Founder & CEO of equality and inclusion think tank Diversity UK; a Non-Executive Director of EMBG (Ethnic Minority Business Group) and a Trustee of educational charity Raha International. She is a Technology Ambassador for STEMNET, helping to encourage girls to take up science careers.
She was previously a Non-Executive Director of Becta (British Education Communications and Technology Agency), a Non-Departmental Public Body in the UK; Deputy Chair of global volunteering initiative Sewa Day; a Board Member of social enterprise venture TSBC (The Small Business Consultancy); a Board Member of Tamasha Theatre Company and a Mentor for Young Enterprise UK, assisting girls on the national entrepreneurship programme.
She is an inspirational leader and her outstanding record of achievement has been recognised through accolades including the ‘Windrush Award’ in 2003 (Outstanding Champion for the Internet & Technology), ‘Asian Woman of the Year’ in 2005 (Media) and an MBE for services to the creative industries in 2009. In 2015, she was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Promotion.
Click below to visit Lopa Patel’s websites:
Asian Stars in UK Tech – https://www.asiansintech.com/
Asian Power Couples – https://www.asianpowercouples.com
Diversity UK – https://www.diversityuk.org
NewAsianPost – https://www.newasianpost.com/
Redhotcurry.com – https://www.redhotcurry.com