Yum Brands promotes David Gibbs to COO

Yum promotes Gibbs to president and chief operating officer

Instrumental in refranchising, David Gibbs gets expanded role

Yum Brands has promoted David Gibbs to president and chief operating officer. Gibbs will now be responsible for the operational leadership and oversight of the Global KFC Division, and head up the U.S. and international Pizza Hut and Taco Bell businesses. Gibbs has been serving as Yum president and chief financial officer for the past two years, and is now tapped with an expanded role. “As we enter the last year of our three-year transformation, the Yum! Brands Board of Directors and I are confident David’s expanded leadership will continue to shape the next wave of growth as we strive to build the world’s most loved, trusted and fastest-growing restaurant brands,” said Greg Creed, Yum CEO, in a statement.

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