Food franchisor Yum! Brands, which operates KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, has appointed David Gibbs its president and chief operating officer.
Gibbs, who has been with the company for 29 years, has held leadership roles in a range of areas, including global strategy, finance, general management, operations, and real estate. Most recently, he served as the company’s president and chief financial officer.
In his new position, Gibbs will assume operating leadership of Yum! Brands’ global KFC division, as well as its U.S. and international businesses of Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
“I’m happy to announce our promotion of David Gibbs,” said Greg Creed, Yum! Brands’ CEO. “David is a talented commercial leader with a strong track record of results and deep experience in all three of Yum!’s global brands.”