Hannah Yakobi

Vice-President, Marketing, Communications and Events

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Hannah Yakobi is an award-winning communications executive, who has spent the last 20 years driving change at organizations in Canada and abroad. Her specialties include transformational leadership, diversity and inclusion, disruptive innovation, and strategic planning that is KPI-driven.

Hannah speaks 4 languages and has lived in 6 countries. Throughout her career, she has worked in the media, agency, not-for-profit and corporate sectors. Some highlights include Postmedia, Canadian Cancer Society, Plan International Canada, the Council of Ontario Universities and Estee Lauder. Most recently, Hannah was the head of marketing and communications at the Catholic Principals’ Council of Ontario, a not-for-profit organization that represents and advocates on behalf of school principals in the province (over 2,100 members).  

Hannah’s work has changed legislation, won awards, and supported leaders across Ontario during challenging times of work-to-rule and the pandemic. Over the years, Hannah has also led many campaigns that went viral on social media and directly oversaw large-scale multi-sector events in Canada and abroad.  

Hannah is a former photojournalist and founder of Canada’s first digital fashion magazine: FAJO. She has served on several Boards, including the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Society for International Development. She is a proud graduate of Carleton University’s school of journalism, and has professional certifications from Harvard, Oxford and Queen’s universities.

Hannah joined PPF in 2021.