ATLANTA – Yang Ming Ong has been named vice president of Business at Texas Chicken, the international sister brand of Church’s Chicken. Ong will oversee key functions throughout the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and the Black Sea Basin, which covers more than 16 countries. Ong will be a part of Texas Chicken’s team based in Singapore.

“I am indeed pleased to announce the appointment of Yang Ming Ong to our team,” said Tony Moralejo, executive vice president of International Business and Global Development for the Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken brands. “His ability to incorporate fresh, aggressive ideas and drive margin improvements will be a great asset across all of his Texas Chicken markets.”

Previously, Ong held leadership positions in operations, finance and strategy at Yum! Brands and most recently served as Head of Strategy and Franchise Profitability for KFC Asia. Prior to Yum! Brands, Ong was with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG).

“Texas Chicken is a worldwide brand, and this appointment is an honor,” Ong said. “It is an opportunity to represent one of the strongest brands in the world, and with the assistance of a great support group of employees and executives, we will continue to provide the best service and the highest quality of product.”

Ong is a Malaysian citizen and grew up in Kuala Lumpur. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the Univ. of Cambridge and an M.B.A. from INSEAD, Singapore.

Church’s Chicken and Texas Chicken have more than 1,650 locations in 27 countries.