Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Global Treasurer. Member of Executive Committee
The Kraft Heinz Company
Yang Xu has a global background and broad experiences in finance. Born and raised in China, Yang obtained a bachelor’s degree in Finance. She then pursued her master’s degree at HEC Paris and London Business School. Upon graduation, Yang began her career with Whirlpool Corporation in 2004. She held many roles with increasing responsibilities across Treasury, M&A, Strategy, and various Finance functions in U.S., Europe and Asia. Her scope ranged from leading strategic planning, M&A deals, to various businesses CFO in the U.S.; leading commercial finance for 34 countries across EMEA; integrating a major acquisition in China as Sales & Marketing Director; and managing business operations in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Yang returned to Whirlpool’s global headquarters as Senior Director of Treasury in 2016.
In 2018, Yang joined Kraft Heinz as Global Treasurer, a role that focuses on company capital structure, and manages debt, cash, derivatives, insurance and pension. She restructured the company’s debt portfolio and strengthened the balance sheet and liquidity. In June 2020, Yang expanded her scope to further include various global finance functions including procurement, manufacturing, logistics, revenue management, media investment, fixed cost and capital expenditures. Yang also leads Finance Transformation, a strategic agenda for the global finance function for Kraft Heinz.
Yang is recognized by driving strategic directions through business financial acumen, capital market insights, large cross-functional projects, and global experiences. As a finance leader, Yang is passionate about developing talents and building strong and diverse organizations.