2013 Tutu Fellow Nuradin Osman has been honored as one of the top global leaders for diversity and inclusion, at the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards in Mumbai. Nuradin is a Vice President of AGCO, a global agricultural equipment manufacturer and distributor.
The Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards were made at the third World Diversity and Inclusion Congress in February 2019. The award identifies and celebrates individuals, advisory firms, industry partners and social community and institutions for their work around diversity and inclusion initiatives. The awards are aimed at one or more individuals/organizations whose achievements are not part of their everyday assignment, but who continue to show a distinct passion for diversity and inclusion.
Leadership was recognised in four categories - disability, LGBTI inclusion, diversity and inclusion, and individuals - from more than 60 partner countries.
Nuradin has served as AGCO’s Vice President and General Manager for Africa since January 2017 and has led the Africa and Middle East operations for AGCO Corporation since 2011. A refugee from the Somali civil war who found safety in the Netherlands, Nuradin has used this experience to spur his vision for the development of Africa; leveraging his leadership role in AGCO to pioneer initiatives aimed at agricultural and food security and self-sufficiency.
In collaboration with 2015 Tutu Fellow, Martin Mbaya of Strathmore Business School in Kenya, Nuradin developed the Agribusiness Training Programme, which seeks to develop skills, leadership and strategic expertise in youth to support the African agricultural sector at a time when farmers are being asked to do more with less.