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David W. Gibbs

Also Known As David Gibbs, Gibbs

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David Gibbs became the CEO of Yum Brands,Inc.( YUM )on January 1, 2020.

Before this promotion, he served as the company's president and chief operating officer beginning in January 2019, and president and chief financial officer before that. He became a director of the board in November 2019.

Gibbs joined Yum! in 1989, and his service to the company has included worldwide planning, finance, international market management, overall operations and real estate. He was also CEO of Pizza Hut, which is owned by Yum!, president and CFO of Yum! Restaurants International, Yum! Brands chief strategy officer and served in various real estate and restaurant development leadership roles in KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Gibbs received his BS in mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University and his MBA in finance from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

David Gibbs is responsible for leading the Company’s overarching strategies, structure, people development and culture that will drive global growth and sales and profitability at all Yum! franchise businesses worldwide.

 David previously served as Yum! Brands’ President and Chief Operating Officer, where he had global operating leadership of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell divisions, with the respective leaders reporting to him. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Financial Officer from 2016 to 2019 and was the chief architect of Yum! Brands’ financial, 


  • MBA, Finance - Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science (BS), Mathematical Science - The Johns Hopkins University


  • Yum Brands - CEO