Jerilan Greene

Member Since 2022

Jerilan Greene

Louisville, Kentucky Area

Jerilan Greene is a global corporate affairs and brand executive with 25 years of experience leading strategic initiatives for Fortune 500 companies and transformational pivots integrating corporate strategy, purpose, brand reputation and human capital. An agile leader in corporate, PR agency and management consulting roles, she has a unique ability to galvanize companies and stakeholders around a sharpened vision, values and cross-functional strategy while navigating risks and building up systemic capability to communicate and operate at scale. Her public and private company experience spans consumer, global franchising, pharmaceuticals, biotech, technology, energy and financial sectors. Jerilan is the Senior Vice President, Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer for Yum! Brands (NYSE: YUM), global franchisor of Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut with more than 50,000 global restaurants and system sales exceeding $50 billion. She leads strategy, governance and execution of the company’s ESG, global communications and government affairs functions, and advocates for an integrated, forward thinking approach to building a reputation that optimizes growth and balances the interests of business, society and the planet. Since 2017, Yum!’s portfolio of iconic brands has been consistently named to the Dow Jones North America Sustainability Index for leading sustainability practices to address climate change. As Chairman and CEO of the Yum! Foundation, she shapes the philanthropic, grant-making and social impact investment priorities to deliver corporate purpose. A catalyst for change by nature, she is the architect of Yum!’s corporate purpose strategy to invest $100 million over five years, inside and beyond Yum!’s global business, to fight inequality and unlock opportunity for frontline restaurant workers and communities, in three core areas: equity and inclusion, education and entrepreneurship. A passionate mentor and builder of talent, Jerilan is known for creating a collaborative, inclusive culture of openness, learning, innovation and support for her team members to contribute their best.


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  • Leadership