Yu-Ping Kao

 

Yu-Ping Kao
SVP, Human Resource, Target Corporation

 

Yu-Ping Kao is Senior Vice President, Human Resources, at Target Corporation. In this role, she oversees the people function for the over 300,000 Stores and Operations team members worldwide at Target Corporation. Ms. Kao has worked for Target Corporation for 17 years in a variety of leadership roles in merchandising, stores, finance, and human resources, including as Senior Vice President, Pay & Benefits and CFO, Target Canada.


As the executive sponsor for the HR Diversity Action Committee, she champions diversity and inclusion at Target. In addition, she has also served as a board member for BCU which for over 35 years has provided access to financial well-being to its more than 200,000 members. She is also a board member mentee for the Gartner CHRO Global Leadership Board.


Born in Taiwan, Ms. Kao immigrated to the U.S. at the age of 4. She is a mother of two daughters and her husband, John is a department chair at the Chicago School of Psychology. She holds a BA in Economics from Barnard College, Columbia University, and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota.