Tom Caira picked up the Breaking Barriers award, which celebrates an individual who has been an inspirational and effective role model to others through driving reform, campaigning and being an agent of change.
Mr Caira said: “I am deeply honoured to be recognised as an inspirational role model in regard to equality, diversity and inclusion. Each award nominee is deserving of recognition and appreciation, and I would like to congratulate everyone involved.”
The awards ceremony took place at Glasgow’s Radisson Blu hotel and celebrated and applauded the commitment, efforts, progress, achievements and triumphs of unsung heroes across minority ethnic communities in Scotland.
Khadija Mohammed, Chair of SAMEE, said: “It was a huge honour to hold the SAMEE Appreciation and Recognition Awards and shine a light on the incredible work of colleagues across the sector.
“It was a privilege to recognise the work of Professor Shakir and Mr Caira to reduce inequality – the judging panel were unanimous in their decisions to select deserving winners.”