Shailesh R Solanki

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Shailesh R Solanki is the Executive Editor of Asian Media Group, (AMG), Britain’s biggest Asian publishing house. Established in 1968, AMG publishes a stable of market leading consumer and business titles in the UK and USA aimed largely at the Asian community.

Shailesh graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Economics from University College, London and has over 30 years’ experience in consumer and business journalism. He has chronicled the progress of the Asian community in the group’s various publications which include Eastern Eye newspaper, Garavi Gujarat newsweekly, Asian Trader, Pharmacy Business and Asian Hospitality. AMG’s print, digital and online media assets reach over 2 million readers each month.

Shailesh is also the editor of the Asian Rich List and the GG2 Power List, which profiles the 101 most influential South Asians in Britain. Shailesh has interviewed prime ministers, cabinet ministers, CEOs and films stars over his career spanning three decades working across the UK, USA and India.

Shailesh has a particular interest in equality, diversity and inclusion and helped to create the GG2 Leadership & Diversity Awards and the GG2 Diversity Conference. He is a trustee and vice chair of the race, integration and identity thinktank British Future, director of the education charity Pratham,  an advisor to the Rare Dementia Support Charity and has also worked with the English Cricket Broad on their south Asian strategy. He is also an Ambassador for the CBI’s Change the Race Ratio.

Shailesh is married with three adult children and an avid Chelsea football fan – which, in his words, accounts for his hair loss!

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