Sabir Sami is currently the talk of the town on social media after being named as global Chief Operating Officer (CEO) of KFC owned by Yum! Brands Inc, effective from the 1st January 2022.
He will be succeeding Tony Lowings after the latter will step down as the CEO of the KFC at end of the year 2021. He is currently working as the Division Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Asia Managing Director for KFC and is associated with them for the last 12 years.
Sabir Sami completed his graduation from the Institute of Business Administration Karachi (IBA) in 1988 who now resides in Toronto Canada.
Pakistanis have hailed this success of Pakistani-origin Sabir Sami on social media. CEO of Yum Brands Inc, David Gibbs has heaped praise for Sabir Sami’s work. He remarked him with a great understanding of the business as impeccable.
“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,” quoted David Gibbs.
Gibbs further added: “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 has been absolutely delighted over his appointment and he is rearing to go and increase the brand value. He stated, “I’m incredibly privileged and excited to continue working with our talented and dedicated KFC leaders and amazing franchise partners around the world to keep strengthening and accelerating the development of our powerful, iconic brand”.
“KFC is uniquely positioned around the world as a well-loved, well-trusted brand with millions of fans – the future is certainly bright”, he further added.
The 54-year-old Sabir has had vast experience of working with big brands including Reckitt Benckiser, Procter & Gamble, and Coca-Cola.