Combining Personal and Business Purpose with Hamzah Sarwar

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Meet Social Impact Pioneer – Hamzah Sarwar as he shares the challenges of combining personal and business purpose. Hamzah takes us on his personal journey, exploring the challenges of trying to create social good, whilst providing for his family. Hamzah is now the Global Social Impact and Partnerships Director at Reckitt, who are a global health, hygiene, and nutrition business, with a presence in over 45 countries and a portfolio including household names such as: Dettol, Harpic, Strepsils, Nurofen, Lemsip, and Durex.

Today Hamzah’s role extends beyond mere business operations to cultivating meaningful societal change. His journey, however, isn’t just a story of open doors and opportunities. It’s a tale of passion, resilience, and commitment to social innovation. With over 13 years of cross-functional leadership in marketing, insights & evaluation, brand purpose, and social impact, Hamzah is a living testament to the power of aligning corporate strategies with societal needs.

Our conversation centres on the essence of corporate and personal purpose. We delve into how these concepts can drive a business forward and also create a tangible impact in the world. Hamzah, an award-winning practitioner, is celebrated by the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the World Economic Forum as one of the top global social innovators. His accolades include being a finalist in the Corporate Social Intrapreneur award for 2024, a Global Fellowship at the League of Intrapreneurs, a One Young World ambassador, and a member of the BMW Foundation responsible leaders’ network.

Get ready for a practical conversation on how to realise your own personal purpose and a pick-me-up on empowerment. One person can make a difference…and Hamzah humbly explains how.

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