World Class Speakers at
Franchise Asia Philippines Virtual Conference 2020
Meet our world-renowned speakers and industry experts as they share their practical insights, unique experience, strategies and best practices.
Mr. Kenneth Yang
President and CEO
Mr. Kenneth S. Yang is the President and CEO of Golden Arches Development Corporation (GADC), which holds the master franchise of McDonald’s restaurants in the Philippines. He is also the President of the Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines, the local chapter of the global organization which is committed to making a difference in the lives of children. Under his leadership, Mr. Yang has been able to grow the footprint of McDonald’s restaurants in the country to over 660. The company is providing jobs to close to 65,000 Filipinos making it one of the largest employers in the Philippines. In addition, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines has been able to make a difference in the lives of over 13 million Filipino children through its flagship programs anchored on education. Through the years, he has been able to drive the company towards excellence. In 2014, he was a recipient of the Golden Arch Award - the highest worldwide recognition a McDonald's franchise owner could receive. The following year, he received the Best Development Team Award from the APMEA Regional Development Awards. Locally, GADC was awarded the “Best Employer for Commitment to Employer Brand” and ”Best Employer for Commitment to Generation Y” distinctions in the AoN Best Employers Philippines 2017 Awards. Mr. Yang received his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Engineering from Ateneo de Manila University.