LOUISVILLE, KY. — Chris Turner has been named chief financial officer at Yum! Brands, effective Aug. 8. In his new role, Mr. Turner will assume global responsibility for finance, corporate strategy, supply chain and information technology.
He joins Yum! Brands from PepsiCo, where he held several leadership positions. Most recently, he led PepsiCo’s retail and ecommerce businesses with Walmart in the United States and 25 other countries as senior vice-president and general manager of the global Walmart service team. Before that, he was senior vice-president of transformation and senior vice-president of strategy at Frito-Lay North America.
“Chris’s deep experience in the consumer sector, strong financial acumen and track record of growth leadership make him perfect for the c.f.o. role at Yum! Brands,” said David Gibbs, president, chief operating officer and current c.f.o. at Yum! Brands. “He has extensive experience delivering on aggressive performance targets and helping industry leaders navigate complex operating environments, M.&A., disruptive innovation and category transformation, which will be invaluable to our company.”
Yum! Brands, Inc., has more than 48,000 KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurants in more than 145 countries and territories.