BECA is a tremendous organization whose mission to share, learn, elevate, and pay it forward is much needed, as oftentimes 'leading while Black' means navigating solo. Elevating the next generation of leaders and helping others find firm footing is a worthy mission and it brings me joy to collaborate with other executives to bring BECA's vision to life.

Sanyu Dillon

President, Penguin Random House

Sanyu serves as President at Random House Publishing Group and is responsible for overseeing imprints Random House, The Dial Press, Hogarth, The Modern Library, One World, Ballantine Bantam Dell/Delacorte, Random House Worlds, Harmony/Rodale, Convergent, and WaterBrook & Multnomah. Previously, Sanyu served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Penguin Random House with expertise in driving business strategy, revenue, and growth for multi-billion-dollar media and publishing companies.

She has experience leading customer-focused data-driven marketing strategies, collaborating globally across divisions on strategic initiatives, and blending disparate cultures from acquired companies to create cohesive marketing organizations.

Sanyu has an extensive background in delivering groundbreaking brand strategies to reimagine the customer experience, driving DE&I initiatives to enhance the global workforce composition, and building strategic partnerships with global technology and media firms. As Chief Marketing Officer of a $2.5B publishing organization, Sanyu is a key advisor to business unit CEOs and Boards of Directors on business and marketing strategy to maintain a competitive advantage in an increasingly digital-first environment.

Sanyu earned an Executive MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

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