David Gibbs


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David Gibbs is a long-time Yum! veteran and has broad and deep experience in finance, global strategy and brand building. Previously, he was CEO of the global Pizza Hut division and prior to that, he was President and CFO of Yum! Restaurants International. He has a strong track record as a CFO and in senior leadership roles in asset development, real estate, supply chain and information technology. David holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a B.Sc in Mathematical Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is also an Independent Director on the board of Sally Beauty Holdings, where he also serves on the Audit Committee. In January 2020 David was appointed CEO of Yum! Brands.

2016 – Present    President, Chief Financial Officer, Yum! Brands
2015 – 2016         Chief Executive Officer, Pizza Hut
2014 – 2015         President, Pizza Hut U.S.
2012 – 2013         President, Chief Financial Officer, Yum! Restaurants International
2011 – 2012         Chief Financial Officer, Yum! Restaurants International
2010 – 2010         Chief Strategy Officer, Yum! Brands
2006 – 2010         Chief Financial Officer, Pizza Hut
1997 – 2005         National Vice President, Real Estate, Yum! Brands
1994 – 1996         Vice President, Development, KFC
1993 – 1994         Director, Real Estate, Taco Bell
1992 – 1992         National Manager, New Concepts, Taco Bell
1989 – 1991         Real Estate Manager, Taco Bell

1986 – 1988         MBA, Finance, Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business
1981 – 1985         B.Sc, Mathematical Science, The Johns Hopkins University

About Yum! Brands: Yum! Brands Inc is based in Louisville, Kentucky and has over 45 000 restaurants in more than 135 countries and territories. It is one of the Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders in North America. 


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