Global Lead for Culture and IdentityCompany: SAP
Role: Session Presenter
Sessions: Engaging for Refugees in Europe, Middle East and Africa: Learnings from the SAP Experience (Spotlight) | Using the Global UN LGBTI Standards of Conduct for Business to Implement LGBT+ Inclusion Globally (S3-F)
Miguel Castro is the lead for Culture and Identity at the SAP Global Diversity and Inclusion Office (GDIO). He has overall global responsibility for topics concerning culture and ethnicity at SAP, as well as those related to the LGBT community. He is also the key counterpart for SAP’s 80-plus employee network groups.
Miguel is currently based in Madrid, Spain. He joined SAP in 2010 and was located in Berlin, Germany. He previously worked in Copenhagen, Denmark. Having a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain) with an Erasmus year at the University of Bremen (Germany), Miguel has more than 17 years of experience in international business operations, consulting and business development for global companies, all within the SAP ecosystem. In parallel, he has led employee networks in several organizations.
His passion for technology and its ability to improve the workplace make him an enlightening speaker for collaboration tools, business analytics solutions and D&I metrics, as well as for Business Beyond Bias, SAP’s global initiative to use technology to help remove bias from business decisions. Miguel is also very passionate about social engagement and frequently joins SAP’s corporate social responsibility efforts in the areas of skill development and social entrepreneurship. Miguel is also the president of REDI, the Spanish LGBT D&I business association, and is on the advisory councils of organizations like Workplace Pride (Netherlands), OUTstanding (UK) and PROUT AT WORK (Germany).