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KFC announces new executive team

There's been a shakeup at KFC headquarters.

Following the separation of Yum! China from Yum! Brands, KFC Global CEO Roger Eaton announced some changes to the brand's business in Asia.

Tony Lowings, who was previously KFC SOPAC's Managing Director, will now oversee the company's Asia Pacific region as its Managing Director. Effective 1 November, Lowings will manage the relationship with the KFC China team, as well as oversee brand growth and evolution across the broader Asia Pacific region, including KFC operations in Asia, Thailand, India and SOPAC.

Nikki Lawson was appointed as the company's new SOPAC Managing Director, effective 4 October 2016. Lawson will be reporting to Lowings, and was previously KFC SOPAC's Chief Marketing and Development Officer.

In her new role, Lawson will assume overall responsibility for KFC SOPAC strategies, targets and plans designed to achieve growth, revenue and profit targets.

As her replacement, Catherine Tan has been promoted to the position of Chief Marketing Officer for KFC SOPAC effective 1 November 2016.  Tan will assume overall responsibility for all KFC Marketing and public relations activities, including the development, approval and execution of strategies, policies, objectives and plans designed to achieve the company’s approved growth, revenue and profit targets.

In addition, Richard Wallis will relocate to Singapore in January to be the General Manager of KFC Asia. 

Simon Thompson was also appointed as KFC SOPAC's Chief Development Officer, effective 1 November 2016.  Thompson will assume responsibility for all KFC SOPAC Development activities including the development, approval and execution of strategies, policies, objectives and plans designed to achieve the company’s approved growth, revenue and profit targets.

Finally, Jeff Monico has also been elevated to the KFC SOPAC Leadership Team effective 1 November 2016.

Tan, Thompson, and Monico will be reporting directly to Nikki Lawson.

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