Taco Bell and Pizza Hut Name New CEOs


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — YUM! Brands has named CEOs for its Taco Bell and Pizza Hut divisions effective August 5. Mark King, former president of Adidas Group North America, is taking the reins at Taco Bell, while Artie Starrs, president of Pizza Hut U.S., is being promoted to the chain’s CEO position.

“We believe this global brand-division leadership structure at Taco Bell and Pizza Hut will enable the U.S. and international teams to further implement innovative best practices worldwide, strengthen digital and technology capabilities and accelerate growth for franchisees and shareholders,” says Greg Creed, CEO,  YUM! Brands.

King and Starrs, as well as KFC division CEO Tony Lowings, will report to company COO and CFO David Gibbs. Julie Felss Masino, Taco Bell’s North-America president, and Liz Williams, its international president, will report to King.

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