Speaker Profile

Rowland (Robin)

Robin Rowland OBE

CEO, Yo! Sushi

Robin became YO! Sushi’s CEO in 2000. Over last 17 years Robin & team have built the iconic restaurant chain from 3 to 80 company owned restaurants in the UK & USA plus over a dozen franchise restaurants in international airports and the Gulf region

Robin led YO! Sushi’s MBOs in Sept 03, Mar 08 & most recently in Nov 15. His management philosophy is simple as he agitates for ‘continual improvement’ on 5 Ps  - People, Product, Property, Promotion and Profit. He has been recognised by Retailer of Year, Catey, Peach Icon awards and the YO! Sushi team has been recognised for design, company, menu, technology and as an outstanding employer.

Robin is also a member of ALMR board and is NED with Marstons PLC, Ethos (Gulf restaurant platform) and Caffe Nero.