Yang Xu

Senior Vice President

Global Treasurer and Head of Global Business Excellence

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 24. She held many roles across treasury, M&A, strategy, and different finance functions in US, Europe, and Asia. Her scope ranged from leading strategic planning, M&A deals, to business units CFO in the US; leading commercial finance for 34 countries across EMEA; integrating a major acquisition in China as sales & marketing director, and managing all operating functions (strategy, finance, supply chain, HR, and IT) in Hong Kong. Yang returned to Whirlpool’s global headquarters as senior director of treasury in 216.

In 218, Yang joined Kraft Heinz as global treasurer, a role that focuses on company capital structure, and manages debt, cash, derivatives, insurance, and pension. She strengthened the company’s balance sheet and liquidity through credit rating evolution, Covid uncertainty,  and company strategic transformation. In June 22, Yang expanded her scope to include various global finance functions including operations (procurement, manufacturing, logistics), revenue management, fixed cost, and capital management. Yang also leads finance transformation, a strategic agenda for the global finance function for Kraft Heinz. She deeply appreciates Kraft Heinz’s culture of ownership, which means that employees at all levels feel empowered to make meaningful contributions.

Yang is recognized by driving strategic directions through business partnership and cross-functional acumen. As a finance leader, Yang is passionate about developing talents and building a strong organization.