Director of Global Communications for Heineken & Entrepreneur
Sarah Backhouse is a global communications leader with over 20 years of experience as a broadcast journalist, entrepreneur and executive. She is currently Director of Global Communications at HEINEKEN responsible for the development and execution of the medium and long-term strategy for all external comms, including brand PR, employee engagement, strategic direction to senior management and other HEINEKEN departments, issues and crisis comms, stakeholder engagement, financial comms, talent management and budget management. Read More >
As an emcee, Sarah has been entrusted by Fortune 500 companies and leading global organizations to energize and entertain audiences. Sarah brings sophistication and an international perspective to major conferences, from IBM to UN Women. She specializes in events with a focus on business, technology and sustainability.
An accomplished moderator, Sarah is masterful at creating environments that allow guests to shine. Sarah's ability to ask incisive questions, improvise in the moment and include the audience result in expertly guided conversations. Whether moderating a 1:1 interview with Tony Blair or a panel of thought leaders in Davos, Sarah can seamlessly navigate topics from leadership to clean technology.
Sarah has been immersed in the world of sustainability for most of her career: as a TV anchor of Discovery's Planet Green; as the Founder of a cleantech media company; as the leader of a community of Chief Sustainability Officers; and as Director of Global Communications at Heineken. Sarah can speak to why sustainability is an imperative for companies who want to reduce costs, recruit talent, satisfy investors and improve reputation.
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