LOUISVILLE, KY. — Brian Cornell has been appointed to the board of directors of Yum! Brands, Inc. Mr. Cornell is currently the chairman and chief executive officer of Target Corp.
“Brian will make an outstanding addition to the Yum! Brands board of directors,” said David Novak, executive chairman of Yum! Brands. “Brian is a seasoned retail and consumer products veteran. He brings a wealth of knowledge and best practices to Yum!, leading one of the largest and most innovative retail companies in the world.”
Before joining Target, Mr. Cornell was c.e.o. of PepsiCo Americas Foods, where he was responsible for a portfolio that included Frito-Lay North America and Quaker Foods. Prior to PepsiCo, Mr. Cornell was president and c.e.o. of Sam’s Club, c.e.o. of Michaels Stores, Inc., and before that, the chief marketing officer of Safeway.“We are thrilled to welcome Brian to the Yum! Brands board of directors,” said Greg Creed, c.e.o. of Yum! Brands. “As we continue to build three iconic global brands that people trust and champion through insight-driven marketing, breakthrough product innovation and digital leadership, Brian’s expertise will complement our efforts to strengthen and grow our brands around the world and deliver strong performance for our shareholders over the long term.”