Contact Hiran Odedra


Hiran started her career in Marketing and has worked for several large organisations, including Which Magazine and Barclays. She became involved in Barclays' Diversity programme as a volunteer in 2002 and was so passionate about it that she re-evaluated her goals and changed careers, fulfilling the role of Equality & Diversity lead for Barclaycard until she joined Cranfield University in 2006.

Hiran went on to hold a number of roles in the EDI space at Cranfield and lead a range of strategic initiatives to attract, recruit and develop diverse talent across the organisation. This led to the University winning a number of EDI awards, including being recognised as a Working Families Top 30 employer.

Hiran joined the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS Formula One Team in 2023 as Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, where she will use her expertise to develop and implement the Team's EDI strategy and partnerships.

Outside of her role, Hiran is a Trustee of Women Leaders UK and a qualified Coach.