HUMAN RESOURCES | Staff Reporter, UK

Yum! Brands appoints Tony Lowings as new KFC CEO

Lowings will be replacing Roger Eaton, who is retiring next year.

Yum! Brands, who owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell brands, has announced that they appointed Tony Lowings as CEO of the KFC division that is effective on January 1, 2019.

Lowings will have the responsibilities of driving the brand strategy and performance of the said brand.

“I’m thrilled and incredibly privileged to continue working with our committed KFC leaders and amazing franchise partners to further strengthen and accelerate the development of our powerhouse global brand,” Lowings said. “KFC is an iconic, well-loved brand with millions of fans and I couldn’t be more excited about its future.”

Lowings held prior positions in Yum! Such as being the president and COO of the KFC Division and the managing director of Asia-Pacific.

“Tony Lowings is an outstanding leader with deep knowledge of our business and a strong track record of growing KFC’s presence and strengthening the brand’s competitive position with our franchise partners in markets around the world,” CEO of Yum! Brands Greg Creed said.

“As a proven and highly respected strategic brand builder, high impact operations leader and people grower, Tony is the perfect person to continue elevating KFC into a distinctive, relevant and easy global brand that people trust and champion. I’m extremely confident Tony and his management team will establish a seamless transition and continue to successfully execute KFC’s long-term global growth strategies in partnership with our franchisees.”

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