A proud moment for Pakistanis – born and raised in Karachi, Sabir Sami has been recently been nominated as the Chief Operating Officer at KFC Global Division. Sabir has graduated from Karachi University with an MBA and is currently serving as KFC Division Chief Operating Officer and KFC Asia Managing Director. He will be replacing the current KFC Global Division CEO, Tony Lowings.
45-year old Sami has previously served the role of managing director for KFC Pakistan, the Middle East, Turkey, North Africa, and Asia. Yum! Brands Inc released a statement praising the young CEO.
“Sabir is an exceptional leader with deep expertise and knowledge of our business and has a strong, proven track record of growing KFC’s physical and brand presence in markets around the world.”
“As a highly-respected strategic brand builder, operations expert and heart-led leader, Sabir is a natural choice to continue successfully executing KFC’s long-term global growth strategies in close partnership with our franchisees and further elevate KFC as a relevant, easy and distinctive (R.E.D.) brand.”
Sabir Sami will be reporting to the Yum! Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs, and will assume the office of KFC Global Division CEO effective January 1, 2022. The young CEO also added that he is extremely honored and feels privileged to be part of a “powerful, iconic brand” that is loved and trusted worldwide.
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