Senior Officers & Leadership Team

Clay Johnson, Chief Digital and Technology Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.

Clay Johnson

Chief Digital & Technology Officer
Yum! Brands, Inc.

Clay Johnson serves as Yum! Brands Chief Digital and Technology Officer, reporting to the Yum! Brands Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Johnson oversees the Company’s global technology strategy, partnering with the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell divisions to ensure the Company provides a best-in-class digital journey across mobile, online, delivery and restaurant operations. He leads a coordinated, cross-brand effort to accelerate the Company’s digital commerce strategy, use of data and advanced analytics and emerging technologies to enhance the customer and employee experience. As the chair of the Global Technology Leadership Team, Johnson works closely with each global brand division technology chief who reports to his or her respective executive leader. In addition, Yum! Brands’ global technology risk management and IT shared services teams reports to Johnson. Previously, Johnson served as Executive Vice President and Enterprise Chief Information Officer for Walmart, where he was responsible for leading the Company's enterprise information technology strategy, services, operations and cyber security. Prior to Walmart, Johnson served as Chief Information Officer at General Electric (GE) Power where he had end-to-end responsibility for information technology, cyber security, data and digital transformation. Johnson also previously held leadership roles at The Boeing Company and Dell. He started his career at FedEx as a software engineer and served five years in the United States Coast Guard, where he held numerous leadership positions. He holds an MBA and a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering from the University of Texas.