Chris Tanco is Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for 7‑Eleven, Inc. Tanco leads all aspects of operations for 7‑Eleven’s stores and has the following functions reporting to him: Corporate and Franchise Operations, Operations Services, Franchising, Field Merchandising, Fuels, Acquisition Integration, Store of the Future, Digital, and the Canada Business Unit. He is also a member of 7‑Eleven’s Executive Committee.
Previously, Tanco was Executive Vice-President and led 7‑Eleven’s International business that included the company’s global portfolio of more than 40,000 licensed, company owned, franchised, and joint-venture stores operating in 18 countries.
Before joining 7‑Eleven, Tanco was Chief Franchise Officer for Pizza Hut. With 17 years of experience at Yum Brands, he served in various operations, international, general management, and franchise leadership roles. Prior to Yum, Tanco was a successful entrepreneur in the Philippines. He previously served on the boards of Catholic Charities of Dallas, 7‑Eleven Mexico, and Max’s Group Inc., the largest casual and fast casual dining publicly traded firm in the Philippines. He currently serves on the boards of Urban Air Adventure Parks, Planet Fitness, and 7‑Eleven, Inc.
Tanco holds a Bachelors degree from the Ateneo de Manila University and a Masters degree from the University of Virginia Darden Business School. Tanco speaks four languages and has lived and worked on several continents.