A Chief Sustainability Officer is hired by KFC Global. (CSO).

March 9, 2023

A Chief Sustainability Officer is hired by KFC Global. (CSO)

Nira Johri (she/her) will start working for KFC Global on April 3, 2023, as our new Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), reporting immediately to Val Kubizniak, KFC Global Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). To manage KFC’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agenda across the pillars of people and communities, chicken and nutrition, and climate and supply chain is Nira’s primary duty in this position. Our global “Done the Right Way” ESG strategy is a cross-functional priority, an enterprise-wide business imperative, and is utterly necessary to ensuring that we position KFC as a contemporary, dependable, and feel-good brand.

Nira comes to us from Rich Products Corporation (Rich’s), where she established an enterprise-wide sustainability vision, strategy, and branding for their $5 billion global bakery and frozen food business in her role as Vice President of Global Inclusion and Sustainability. Under her direction, Rich’s accelerated cost-savings projects that had an effect on the environment, set its first carbon reduction target, and received industry, client, and public disclosure accolades for its accomplishments. Nira held a number of executive positions before joining Rich’s, including those with the World Cocoa Foundation, Unilever, the US Department of Defense, and Obama for America. Nira graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Marketing and a BA in Government and Politics. She graduated from Cambridge University with an MBA.