David Smith, Director, risk management and treasury, Yum! Brands
For more than two decades, David Smith has been managing the safety operations and risk exposures of Yum! Brands, a Fortune 500 company operating leading fast food chains such as Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut. The company has over 44,000 restaurants in more than 135 countries, and has been named an Aon Hewitt Top Company for Leaders in North America and included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. In recent years, Yum! Brands and other industry players have chosen to reduce their risks and improve profitability through refranchising; franchise stores now make up more than 90% of the company’s total stores in the US.
Before becoming director of risk management and treasury, Smith served as the company’s director of total rewards, claims, safety and national business programs.