Yorm Ackuaku

Yorm Ackuaku

Yorm Ackuaku is the founder of esSense 13, a platform working to amplify the work and voices of African food chefs and businesses.

In 2018, Yorm launched ‘Item 13: An African Food Podcast’, a podcast that celebrates the stories of African food entrepreneurs around the world. Item 13 is now part of Heritage Radio Network, America’s premier food radio station.

Originally from Ghana, Yorm graduated Magna Cum Laude from Marquette University with a BS in Accounting and Information Technology. She holds an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa.