President of KFC’s global operations, Niren Chaudhary, has quit Yum Brands and has joined Krispy Kreme as President and Chief Operating Officer, based out of its London office, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He left Yum Brands after a stint of over 23 years.
Announcing the new role on Instagram, he wrote, “After 23 fantastic years it’s time to say good bye to Yum today! What an incredible journey at one of the best companies in the world with great brands and even greater people… I would not be who I am today had it not been for Yum.”
Chaudhary joined Yum Brands in 1994 and was made President of Yum Brands India unit in 2011.
He was instrumental in bringing Mexican fast food chain Taco Bell to India. Prior to joining Yum Brands, he worked with Taj Hotels for six years as executive assistant manager.
He is an MBA graduate from Faculty of Management Studies. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.
Citymax India, the hospitality division of Dubai-based retail giant Landmark Group, signed a franchise agreement with Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation to open its outlets in south and west India.