salil-bapatWe are happy to welcome Salil Bapat to our distinguished mentor team!

Salil is a strategic results driven executive with exceptional commitment to business and people growth. In his career, he has found success due to his intellectual curiosity, strategic and commercial thinking applied with operational savvy, teamwork, persistence and integrity. He likes to think out of the box and leverage best practices from everywhere.

He has delivered results in both Public and PE backed companies. His most recent role was with a PE backed company (Roark Capital) as CFO for Corner Bakery Café/Il Fornaio with total Revenue $500MM . Prior to that, he spent 14 years with Yum! Brands. His last role at Yum Brands was CFO for Latin America & Caribbean Division with System Sales of $2B . Previously, he supported Yum Brands in Thailand and South Korea in progressively larger CFO roles. Prior to his international assignments, he led the Financial Planning and Analysis, Development, Capital Planning and Business Analysis groups at Yum International HQ and for Pizza Hut US business. During his various roles, he has been responsible for Finance & Planning, IT, Legal and SCM teams. During his tenure at Pizza Hut US, he was instrumental in launching sales channel, which currently generates over $1.5B in sales, an industry leading Loyalty program in 2002 and the WingStreet concept, a very successful sub-brand at Pizza Hut that has added a significant sales layer to Pizza Hut.

Prior to Restaurant business, he worked in Management Consulting for A.T. Kearney and Ernst & Young and worked on Project Finance at IFC (part of the World Bank Group). He has a MBA from Thunderbird (AGSIM) and an Engineering degree. He is fluent in multiple languages.