Yaw  Nsarkoh

Fee Band

  • Conference Speakers£5k to £10k
  • Branding & Marketing, Creative Thinking, Energy & Sustainability, Business Competitiveness, Business Strategy

Yaw has broad experience from executive and management positions in Unilever in Africa, Asia, and Europe. His areas of expertise include business development, strategic leadership, marketing and branding, corporate governance, and organisational strategy and leadership.



Yaw Nsarkoh has extensive experience, spanning over twenty-nine years with Unilever, in leadership, and managing market conditions at strategic levels across developing and developed economies. His areas of expertise include business development, strategic leadership, marketing and branding, corporate governance, and organisational strategy. He is the former Executive Vice President of Unilever Global Markets. Prior to this, he served as the Managing Director for Unilever Nigeria, and East and Southern Africa.

Yaw has played several strategic roles on boards in Ghana and across Africa. Key amongst them is as Executive Board Member at Unilever Ghana, and at Trade/Employee Associations and Strategic Private Sector committees. He was previously Director of Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Chairman at East African Shippers Council and Director at Changing Lives Endowment Fund (CLEF).

He was instrumental, during the tenure of former Unilever CEO Paul Polman, in delivering a visionary, bold and unconventional journey towards corporate recognition as a leader in sustainability.

Yaw holds a postgraduate Diploma in Management from Henley Management College and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana.

Yaw believes sustainability is important because it improves and secures the long-term health of society. Our world is not in a good place right now; therefore, we must act. The SDGs give a shorthand, but we must all work together to deliver more liberty, egalitarianism, and fraternity.

He is a regular speaker on business issues including marketing and leadership.


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Event - 30/04/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Understanding AI Now

Priya Lakhani and Anne-Marie Imafidon

We were joined at 87 Barts Close by three brilliant speakers on a panel that delved into the complex world of Artificial Intelligence. Over the hour our panellists de-mystified AI, speaking about AI’s immense promise for enhancing our lives, alongside the apprehension it has generated regarding job security, privacy infringement, and ethical considerations.


87 Barts Close, 87 Bartholomew Close, London, EC1A 7EB


Event - 06/02/2024 - 9:00 am

Speakers Breakfast

Looking Ahead to International Women’s Day

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We were joined by four fantastic speakers to look ahead at International Women’s Day. With the theme of this year’s event being #InspireInclusion, we were lucky enough to hear from four women who have each blazed a trail in their respective fields: CEO of Channel 4, Alex Mahon; the former Australian Prime Minister and Chair of Kings’ Global Institute of Women’s Leadership, Julia Gillard; one of the leading voices in football, Eniola Aluko MBE; and broadcaster and journalist, Samira Ahmed.


Bishopsgate Institute, London