Bukola Bayo-Yusuf

My love affair with HR started in my final year of an Accounting and Management degree when I realised that I in fact did not want to become an accountant much to the dismay of my mum who wanted me to walk in my father’s footsteps.

HR was the elective module in my final year and I absolutely fell in love with it and went on to do a Masters and haven’t looked back since!

Today, I am a results driven Global Performance Partner focused on defining and developing the performance vision and strategy for a global company with over 89,000 employees. A critical part of my role is focused on developing an internal communications strategy in order to embed key messages as well as helping senior leaders enact performance management solutions in order to enhance colleagues’ and thus business performance.

I also have a strong track record in various facets of HR from large global matrixed institutions including Talent Acquisition, Employee Relations, Reward, Diversity & Inclusion, Strategic HR Business Partnering and Leadership Development.

I am passionate about early careers and have won several awards for recruiting diverse graduate talent including the ‘Recruiting Diverse Talent’ award from Race for Opportunity in 2014. It is from this passion that the Excellerate Black Futures initiative was born which focuses on enhancing the narrative around young black talent via a group talent programme and educational scale up events.
A family renowned foodie, I enjoy travelling with my husband and three children to experience new cuisines and in my (very little) spare time I lead a 6 week pre-marital guidance course for couples.