Oris Stuart
Executive Vice President, Chief People & Inclusion Officer
National Basketball Association

Daytime MBA

Class of 1989

Council Affiliation:

Fuqua Alumni Council


Media / Entertainment / Sports


Human Resources


Greater New York City Area


As Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at the National Basketball Association, Oris Stuart is responsible for overseeing diversity and inclusion strategies for the NBA, WNBA, and NBA Development League. He provides oversight, leadership, and best practices on diversity and inclusion matters to the league offices and teams; oversees efforts to increase the number of minority- and women-owned suppliers; and supports efforts to attract, develop, and retain diverse talent. Oris is also leading the creation of a global diversity and inclusion council to ensure engagement on the league’s diversity and inclusion strategies at all levels.

Oris has more than 15 years of experience as a business executive in diversity and inclusion issues. Before joining the NBA in June 2015, he spent two years as a Senior Partner with Korn Ferry, an executive search and talent management firm, where he led its Inclusion and Diversity practice. He provided organizational, strategic, and technology advisory services that helped directors, chief executives, and senior leaders address a wide range of global talent, diversity, and inclusion challenges. His industry focus included life sciences, financial services, utility, quick service restaurant, retail, professional services, and health care.

Previously, Oris served as the Chief Executive Officer for Global Novations, the world’s preeminent diversity and inclusion consultancy and training firm. During his tenure with Global Novations, Oris supported clients across Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America; guided the expansion of the firm’s technology and consulting platforms; oversaw a tenfold increase in the firm’s size; and engineered its ultimate acquisition by Korn Ferry in 2012.

Earlier in his career, Oris served as a senior business manager and strategy, operations, and technology consultant for such organizations as Deloitte, Providian, and Wingspan Technology.

Oris graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Electrical Engineering and holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Black MBA Association.