Pankaj Batra is Chief Brand Officer for Pizza Hut META region with over 800 restaurants across 20 countries. Pankaj also heads Public Relations for the brand and has served on Yum Brand’s Global Digital Council. Pankaj previously worked as Chief Marketing Officer for Pizza Hut in Asia Pacific, which is the largest region for Pizza Hut outside of the United States.

Pankaj has over 20 years’ experience in Brand Management and Sales in consumer, food, retail & services sector. He specializes in nurturing western brands in Asia/Middle East and has deep know-how of start-up ventures and managing franchisee relationships. Pankaj was awarded CMO of the Year in 2014 and was also listed in 100 Most Talented Global Marketing Leaders by World Marketing Congress. He was on the Advisory Board of the CMO Council for Asia Pacific. Prior to working for Yum! Pankaj has also worked with Nestle and American Express