Two experienced leaders are stepping onto a critical team under the roof of Yum! Brands. The foodservice titan has announced the appointments of Brett Biggs and Susan Doniz to its Board of Directors, effective August 10.
Biggs is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Walmart, where he was responsible for all global finance and indirect procurement functions, as well as corporate strategy. He spent nearly 23 years at Walmart, serving in senior leadership positions including Chief Financial Officer for Walmart International, Walmart U.S., and Sam’s Club.
According to a press release, he also served as Senior Vice President of International Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, and as Senior Vice President of Operations for Sam’s Club.
“Brett’s impressive background leading global finance, corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions at one of the world’s most iconic and customer-focused retailers positions him perfectly to contribute to the Yum! Board and help shape our future growth and performance,” said David Gibbs, Chief Executive Officer, Yum! Brands. “Yum! will also benefit from Brett’s experience in global operations and digital transformation as we continue to prioritize initiatives that strengthen operational execution, accelerate digital sales, and provide great experiences for our customers and restaurant team members.”
Doniz has also been welcomed to the board.
She currently also serves as the Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Information Technology & Data Analytics of The Boeing Company. In her current role, Doniz oversees all aspects of information technology, information security, data, and analytics and supports the growth of Boeing’s business through IT and analytics-related revenue-generating programs. She is also a member of the company’s Executive Council.
Gibbs also shared some insight into Doniz’s appointment.
“Susan has strong expertise in adopting new, cutting-edge technologies and leveraging agile digital solutions and data analytics capabilities to drive business growth and support customer needs,” he said. “Her wealth of knowledge will be invaluable as we pursue our bold goal of powering 100 percent of our sales by digital and investing in technologies that enable easy experiences for customers, easy operations in restaurants, and easy insights to accelerate profitable growth for Yum! and our franchisees.”
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Congratulations to both of these well-deserving industry leaders!