Do you know KFC’s new global CEO is a Pakistani? | Meet Sabir Sami
Sabir Sami graduated from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi.
Sabir Sami has made Pakistan proud by becoming the new Global Division Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the fast-food chain KFC by Yum. According to media reports, Sabir Sami will be taking charge of the position from the 1st of January, 2022.
Who is Sabir Sami?
Sabir Sami graduated from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi. In the initial years of his career, Sabir worked at Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola, and Reckitt Benckiser. The 54-year-old then started working with the Yum Brand and has been associated with it for the past 12 years.
Sabir Sami’s New Role
It is pertinent to mention that Sabir Sami previously served as Managing Director of KFC Asia. The high-growth region represents 17 markets, excluding China, and comprises 15 percent of all KFC division restaurants.
Now, Sabir Sami is being promoted by KFC in place of Tony Lowings. The job description of the new role features global responsibility for driving the brand strategy and performance of KFC.
Speaking about his promotion to KFC’s Global Division, Sabir Sami said:
I’m incredibly privileged and excited to continue working with our talented and dedicated KFC leaders and amazing franchise partners worldwide to keep strengthening and accelerating the development of our powerful, iconic brand. KFC is uniquely positioned worldwide as a well-loved, well-trusted brand with millions of fans – the future is certainly bright.
Praising the skills of Sabir Sami, Yum Brands Chief Executive Officer David Gibbs said:
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 worldwide. 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, accessible, and distinctive (R.E.D.) brand.
Sabir Sami and his employers seem equally excited about the IBA graduate’s promotion as CEO. The 54-year-old has become a shining example for the upcoming generation. Pakistanis are taking pride in his success and wishing him well for future endeavors.
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