The Vitality Institute
Derek Yach is the Chief Health Officer of The Vitality Group. Previously, he was SVP of Global Health and Agriculture Policy at PepsiCo, supporting portfolio transformation and led engagement with major global groups as well as new African initiatives at the nexus of agriculture and nutrition. He has headed global health at the Rockefeller Foundation; a Professor of Global Health at Yale, and is a former Director for Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, World Health Organization. His degrees include: MBChB from the University of Cape Town; BSc (Hons Epi)- University of Stellenbosch; MPHJohns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; a DSc (Honoris Causa), Georgetown University.