Catalyst Staff

Rikia Birindelli-Fayne

Senior Director, Catalyst Europe

+41 (0)44 208 3152

As a Senior Director in Catalyst’s EMEA office, Rikia Birindelli-Fayne works with leading global organisations to create more diverse, inclusive, and flexible workplaces. Furthermore, she is a frequent facilitator and speaker on a range of topics in diversity, equity and inclusion including mentoring and sponsorship, race & ethnicity in the workplace, unconscious bias, inclusive leadership and inclusive communication. Also, she frequently sits on the Catalyst Awards Evaluation Committee.

Before joining Catalyst, Rikia spent six years of her career working in the UK education sector carrying out projects related to additional educational needs and disabilities, community identity, and diversity and inclusion, giving her great insight on how organizations can practically build an inclusive culture. Whilst working in the education sector, Rikia spent time also volunteering within the community, which showed her also the importance of inclusion in society.

Rikia received her BSc in Psychology from the University of Bangor, Wales and has a professional qualification in Project Management.

Living in Switzerland, Rikia is a UK citizen and has also lived in Barbados and the UK. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling and international cuisine & dining experiences.