Pant to president of global branding at Yum!

by Eric Schroeder
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LOUISVILLE, KY. — Micky Pant, currently chief marketing officer for Yum! Brands, Inc.’s international division, has been named president of global branding, a newly created position. He will be responsible for leading and establishing a singular global brand positioning and identity for KFC, Pizza Hut and ultimately for all of the company’s brands around the world. In addition, he will continue to serve on the Yum! Partner’s Council leadership team and retain his current accountabilities for Yum! Restaurants International.

"Micky Pant is an outstanding leader and one of the most talented marketers and brand builders in the entire restaurant industry," said David Novak, chairman and chief executive officer. "I’m excited for him to continue to build synergy and know-how across our global marketing system to achieve breakthrough results."

Mr. Pant joined Yum! Brands in 2005 and has worked as president of Taco Bell International and chief concept officer for Yum! Brands. Earlier, he was with Reebok International, where he worked for 10 years in various marketing capacities. He also has worked at PepsiCo, Inc. and spent 15 years with Unilever in India and the United Kingdom.

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