Tendai is a Corporate Strategist at the BBC with over 10 years experience working at the intersection of the public and private sectors.
Prior to the BBC, he worked in Government at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), serving on the DCMS Shadow Executive Board while delivering major programmes in the Corporate Strategy and Major Sporting Events Units. A strategic foresight practitioner, Tendai led the development of DCMS's Futures and horizon scanning function. He is a champion for applying participatory approaches to design futures and places with diverse groups of people, not just for them. Tendai’s consultancy background across multiple sectors including media, local government, social enterprise and charity reflects this belief. This includes a 5 year term as the youngest Trustee on the Board of ODILS Learning Foundation, a charity which operates an OFSTED-asessed English Language and teacher training school enabling the effective integration of refugees, asylum seekers, and minority groups into UK life.
In 2020, Tendai obtained his MBA, specialising in Strategy & Entrepreneurship. He is currently pursuing a passion project to build an urban design startup which works with local communities to solve social and environmental challenges across Sub-Saharan Africa.