Yum! Brands Inc. announced it has appointed Jason Marker, 43, as general manager of its KFC business in the U.S., effective immediately. According to a news release, he will report to Micky Pant, KFC CEO.

In November 2013, Yum! Brands Inc. announced it would reorganize its business to "drive greater brand and geographic focus." Effective Jan. 1, the reorganization became effective and the company combined its Yum! Restaurants International and the U.S. individual divisions for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Yum! Restaurants China and Yum! Restaurants India remain separate divisions.

Marker joined the company from Unilever more than 10 years ago as a marketer in the South Pacific region, based in Australia. He then was promoted to CMO and was a key force in developing product and marketing ideas in Australia that were then exported across KFC's global system. Marker was relocated to Yum! Restaurants International as the VP of Global Branding and Marketing. He most recently has served as CMO of KFC U.S.

"Jason Marker is the ideal candidate to lead the KFC business in the U.S.," Pant said. "He has excellent commercial skills, with a deep understanding of consumer insights and concept development. He is also detail-oriented and works effectively with franchisees and has demonstrated leadership skills cross-functionally."

Marker replaces John Cywinski, who has served as KFC U.S. president for the past three years and has resigned from the company to pursue other opportunities.

Read more about operations management.

Related Content

User Comments – Give us your opinion!
Products & Services

Advanced Wireless

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6635.png

6635/Advanced-Wireless

Digital Signage

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4756.png

4756/Digital-Signage

Supply Chain Solutions

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4269.png

4269/Supply-Chain-Solutions

VL Series: Slim Bezel Design great for multi-screen applications

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/5941.png

5941/VL-Series-Slim-Bezel-Design-great-for-multi-screen-applications

LG 32LN541C

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6459.png

6459/LG-32LN541C

High Quality ATM

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4148.png

4148/High-Quality-ATM

Mobile

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/4760.png

4760/Mobile

LG 38WR50MS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6453.png

6453/LG-38WR50MS-B

LG 42WL10MS-B

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/6445.png

6445/LG-42WL10MS-B

Commercial Grade quality for single or multi unit deployments

http://global.networldalliance.com/new/images/products/E_Family_150px.jpg

3956/Commercial-Grade-quality-for-single-or-multi-unit-deployments

Fast Casual Executive Summit
Request Information From Suppliers
Save time looking for suppliers. Complete this form to submit a Request for Information to our entire network of partners.