Samuel Glean born and raised in Southwark, South East London. A distracted teenager who found his interest in business management, which helped him to focus on education.
Samuel has spent over a decade at Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, where he is currently a Senior Manager within the Commercial Development function, working across 19 countries.
Samuel has always championed his community, initially by founding a local sports club and more recently by offering support to young people who have aspirations of developing within a professional career.
His voluntary work inspired him to start a charity called The Black Society, for which he is a Trustee. Their aim as a Charity is uniting Black leaders and providing a variety of opportunities to youth and young people. They take a ‘whole community’ approach which means working with families, allies, organisations and establishments.
Samuel also leads the Black History Month activities at Coca-Cola EP. Utilising the opportunity to engage Black-led service providers and showcase various elements of the different cultures within the Black community, to all employees at Coca-Cola.
In addition to Black History Month Samuel has helped to establish The Black Experience (TBE) at Coca-Cola, which is a safe space for Black employees to discuss their challenges and support eachother.
Not someone to leave people out, Samuel has been a key part of also establishing TBE Allies, which is a safe space for those wishing to learn, discuss, support and understand the challenges faced by their fellow Black employees.
Samuel feels that he thrives on building good stakeholder relationships and finding win-win situations to benefit not just those involved, but also the wider community.
At United St Saviour’s, we think he is one of Southwark’s extraordinary #CommunityChampions