Jerilan Greene is the Global Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc., parent company of the iconic KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands with more than 48,000 restaurants in 140 countries and territories. A leader in global retail development, Yum! Brands opens an average of eight new restaurants per day on average.
Jerilan leads the company’s global reputation-building and oversees global communications, government affairs and sustainability. In 2018, Yum! Brands was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index and ranked among the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens by Corporate Responsibility Magazine. 2016 was a landmark year for Yum! Brands, as it successfully completed the spinoff of its China business as an independent, publicly traded growth company. Greene was the central communications and messaging architect for this milestone transaction and for the articulation and launch of a multi-year strategy to transform Yum! into a capital-light pure play franchisor.
As a leader, Jerilan advocates for an integrated, forward thinking approach to building a reputation that considers the needs of business and society. A catalyst for change by nature, Jerilan is known for creating a collaborative, inclusive culture of openness, learning, innovation and support for her team members to contribute their best.