Britt Yamamoto

CEO and Co-Founder, Perennial

Britt Yamamoto has developed and led a number of social enterprises and conducted extensive academic work in the fields of international development, civil society, and food and agriculture. He is the co-founder and CEO of Perennial where he manages operations, builds partnerships, and facilitates leadership trainings for community-based leaders from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.

From 2006-2016 he was Core Faculty in the Center for Creative Change at Antioch University Seattle, where he led seminars and advised graduate students in social change and leadership. In 2008, Britt founded iLEAP, an international nonprofit creating a new generation of social leaders and global citizens throughout the world. In 2016, iLEAP was recognized as a “leadership development pioneer” in the social sector by the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy.

He has also been an organic farmer, created social businesses focused on food, and taught about leadership and change in the citizen sector since 1998. He holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Washington and an M.S. in Community Development from the University of California at Davis