INTERNATIONAL | Staff Reporter, UK

Pizza Hut International restructures European business

The company is seeking to further accelerate growth across the region.

The move involves the consolidation of two separate teams, Pizza Hut Europe and Pizza Hut UK & Ireland into one central entity, Pizza Hut Europe & UK, that will lead the European business through a period of expansion and development.

Raphael Miolane, previously CEO of Pizza Hut UK & Ireland, will take over as Managing Director of Pizza Hut Europe & UK, leading the business’s growth strategy across the European market. Neil Manhas, previously Pizza Hut UK & Ireland’s Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed to the newly created role of General Manager of Pizza Hut Delivery and Express UK.

The restructure will enable Pizza Hut to invest further in digital technologies across the European region.

Commenting on the restructure and his appointment as General Manager of Pizza Hut Delivery and Express UK, Neil Manhas said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role of General Manager and look forward to building on the outstanding work Raphael began in this market.”

“Pizza Hut is entering an exciting period and the priority for the UK market is to expand our franchisee estate, improve customer experience and develop our digital capabilities across the region. I am eager to work closely with our brilliant team of employees and franchisees to drive growth for a business I am deeply passionate about.”

Manhas most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer for Pizza Hut UK & Ireland and previously held various roles within the business’s financial team.

Raphael Miolane, Managing Director of Pizza Hut Europe & UK commented: “Across the European region, we are continuing to invest in our franchisees and to build our reputation as one of the most loved, and fastest growing, global brands. This is a really exciting time for our business and I am pleased to be working closely with Neil and our European leadership team to further our ambitions across Europe.”

“Neil’s enthusiasm and dedication to the UK business will be a driving force in the coming months and I am confident that he is the best person to lead our team and deliver our strategy for continued UK expansion.”

Photo credit: Pizza Hut UK Facebook page

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