Senior Officers & Leadership Team

Tony Lowings, Chief Executive Officer, KFC

Tony Lowings

Chief Executive Officer

Tony Lowings became Chief Executive Officer of KFC Global in January 2019 and reports directly to the Yum! Brands CEO. In this role, he leads a more than $23B business that includes more than 22,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries. He previously served as President and Chief Operations Officer for KFC Global where he oversaw global operational strategy for all KFC markets. Prior to that, he was Managing Director of Asia-Pacific, a high-growth region for the brand representing 23 markets and comprising more than 50 percent of all KFC Division restaurants. He previously served as Managing Director of KFC SOPAC (Australia and New Zealand) where he was instrumental in growing the business and establishing KFC as one of the region’s most distinctive and unique brands. Lowings’ career at the Company includes roles as Chief Operations Officer of Yum! Restaurants International, Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell and General Manager of KFC and Pizza Hut in Australia and New Zealand. In 2014, Lowings was honored with the highly esteemed CEO of the Year Award by the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). Prior to joining Yum!, he worked with a number of organizations in Australia and South Africa across consulting and financial management positions, including Deloitte’s, BOC and Lend Lease. Lowings has a degree in Civil Engineering and an MBA.