Chief Strategy Officer
Yum! Brands, Inc.
Gavin Felder is the Chief Strategy Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc., reporting to the Yum! Brands Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Felder leads the Company’s long-term corporate strategies and partners with Yum!’s global brand divisions to accelerate initiatives through technology, disruptive innovation and new growth streams. Since joining the Company in 2008, Felder has held a variety of leadership roles at KFC and Yum!, including global strategy, finance and general management. Previously, Felder served as CFO of KFC Global from 2014 to 2019, leading the division into six consecutive years of positive same-store sales growth and double-digit operating profit growth, while also driving the refranchising of 900 restaurants across 12 countries and rolling out delivery and click & collect to over 12,000 restaurants globally. During this time, he also developed a strong pipeline of finance talent, with five of his indirect reports eventually promoted to General Managers. Prior to this, he was the CFO of KFC Africa and was instrumental in defining and executing the brand’s long-term strategy in the region, which was targeted at optimizing the KFC economic model, creating a dominant position in emerging markets and delivering world-class technology platforms for both consumers and restaurant teams. Felder was also a finance manager before taking the role of Commercial Director at KFC U.K. Prior to joining Yum!, Felder qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Grant Thornton in South Africa and worked at both Ernst & Young LLP and Carphone Warehouse PLC in London.