Senior Officers & Leadership Team
Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer, Yum! Brands, Inc.
Chairman and CEO, Yum! Foundation
Jerilan Greene is the Global Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer of Yum! Brands, Inc. and Chairman and CEO of the Yum! Foundation. She leads the company’s global reputation-building and oversees global communications, government affairs and the company’s citizenship and sustainability strategies. Jerilan chairs Yum!’s Recipe for Good council for environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy and issues, and was the lead architect for the company’s social purpose initiative: Unlocking Opportunity to Fight Inequality, which is designed to serve frontline restaurant teams and communities through equity and inclusion, education and entrepreneurship. From 2017 to 2020, 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. Greene joined Yum! in 2011 as a Vice President, Communications, and has a career track record of leading large-scale, international transformation through strategic, integrated communications and public engagement. 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. Prior to Yum! Brands, she was Executive Vice President at global communications marketing firm Edelman. She has also held leadership positions at Deloitte, Burson-Marsteller and Willis Towers Watson. A member of the Fast Company Impact Council and the Arthur W. Page Society, Greene is a two-time graduate of Northwestern University with a Master’s in Business Administration from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science from the School of Communication.