Larry Yon is Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer of B&C International, the oldest Black-owned global business strategy consulting firm in the United States. Larry joined B&C International in 2012 and previously served as the firm’s Chief Strategy Officer. He is a seasoned entrepreneur and problem solver focused on building ecosystems for business growth in North America and the Continent of Africa. He has worked closely with U.S. and African – governmental agencies, corporations, small and medium sized enterprises, industry associations, investors, influencers, and tribal leaders. His instinctive approach, global network and experience has been utilized to build brands, empower tomorrow’s industry pioneers, and to realize the value of interconnectedness.
In his role, Larry is responsible for implementing internal strategy and overseeing client relationships. The deals he has played a lead role in identifying, negotiating, and closing have globally resulted in the creation of thousands of jobs and millions in revenue that continue to exponentially grow. Under his strategic direction, B&C engages in a diversity of project types across a multitude of industries and geographies.
Larry’s philanthropic work is focused on improving the lives of all people. He has served on the Board of Commissioners for Durham Housing Authority, the Board of Visitors for the School of Business at North Carolina Central University, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of UDI Community Development Corporation, one of the oldest Community Development Corporations in the United States, the Advisory Boards of Dream Academy (Botswana) and the East African Chamber of Commerce (EACC), is a Portfolio Advisor for South African VC – Launch Africa. With a breadth and depth of practical experience solving problems in various industries, he has been a contributing or feature speaker and panelists for NC State University, the City of Raleigh, the US Department of Commerce, MBDA – MED Week, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He has also written thought pieces on transatlantic business growth, sustainability, and diversity, equity, and inclusion for the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, the NC Sustainable Energy Association (NCSEA) and Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA).
Larry earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from North Carolina Central University with independent course work at Duke University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Construction Executive Management Program.