As Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Management, Jim Thomas is responsible for the global procurement, logistics and distribution of food, food-related and indirect products for all Panda Restaurant Group concepts.
As Chief People Officer and Chief Information Officer, Leonard Yip’s passion for people development and technology are the driving force behind Panda Restaurant Group’s Human Resources, Information Systems and Supply Chain Management departments. Leonard integrates his technical background with his passion for people development, leading the organization in its vision to be recognized as a world leader in people development.
As a member of the Senior Vice President of Operations Office, Willie Wang is committed to helping associates achieve their goals both personally and professionally. Willie inspires the associates at Panda Express and Panda Inn to deliver exceptional food, service and ambiance in order to earn guest loyalty and strengthen brand equity.
As a member of the Senior Vice President of Operations Office, Jeff Wang spearheads the operations of Panda Express and Panda Inn. Jeff, who began his career at Panda Express in 1995 as counter help, understands first hand the importance of continuous learning and people development. Jeff is firmly committed to caring for Panda Restaurant Group’s family of associates, so they in turn can deliver food with passion, service with heart and ambiance with pride.
As the Chief Financial Officer, David Landsberg leads Panda Restaurant Group’s finance, accounting, strategy and tax groups, as well as managing the company’s banking relationships and search for investments and acquisitions. He was formerly the Vice President of Real Estate-West responsible for new store development and Vice President of Business Planning responsible for leading Panda’s strategic and annual planning process. He also served as Panda’s chief development officer from 2011-2014.
As the Senior Vice President of Operations and Licensing, Al Chaib is responsible for making sure that Panda Restaurant Group brands operate at the highest level of consistency on an international level while honoring local tastes, customs and cultures. He began his career at Panda two decades ago as a store manager.