Roger Eaton

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"Roger Eaton serves as Yum! Chief Operations Officer. Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with more than 36,000 restaurants in over 117 countries.

"In his current role, Roger is responsible for focusing the Yum! System on building world-class operations, including ensuring rigorous execution of core processes to deliver brand standards. Roger also oversees the Asia FBU (Franchise Business Unit) and the KFC and Pizza Hut SOPAC (South Pacific) businesses for the Company’s international division, Yum! Restaurants International (YRI). Roger reports directly to Yum! Brands, Inc., Chairman and CEO, David Novak.

"Roger joined KFC Australia in 1990. Early in his career with Yum!, he was Regional Operations Director of KFC SOPAC, General Manager of KFC New Zealand and Finance Director of KFC SOPAC. Between 1996 and 2000, Roger was President and COO of an Australian Cinema company operating out of Boston, Mass. He returned to Yum! in 2000 as Senior Vice President/Managing Director of YRI South Pacific. In January 2008, Roger was promoted to Chief Operating and Development Officer-Designate for Yum. In June 2008, Roger was named President of KFC USA before being promoted to Chief Executive Officer of KFC USA and Yum! Operational Excellence Officer in February 2011. He assumed his current role as Yum! Chief Operations Officer in late 2011." [1]


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  1. Molson Coors Roger Eaton, organizational web page, accessed June 20, 2012.