ROBIN ROWLAND OBE
NON-EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER
Robin Rowland became YO! Sushi’s CEO in 2000. Over the last 17 years, Mr Rowland and team have built the iconic restaurant chain from 3 to 80 company owned restaurants in the UK and USA, plus over a dozen franchise restaurants in international airports and the Gulf region.
Mr Rowland led YO! Sushi’s MBOs in 2003, 2008 and most recently in 2015. His management philosophy is simple as he agitates for ‘continual improvement’ across 5 areas (or the 5 P’s) – People, Product, Property, Promotion and Profit. His achievements have been recognised by Retailer of Year and Cate & Peach Icon awards to name a few, while the wider YO! Sushi team have been recognised for design, company, menu, technology and as an outstanding employer.
Mr Rowland is also a member of ALMR board and is NED with Marstons PLC, Ethos (Gulf restaurant platform) and Caffè Nero.