Aaron Powell

by Justin Cates
Aaron Powell
Chief Executive Officer, Pizza Hut
Yum! Brands

Aaron Powell serves as CEO of the Pizza Hut Division for Yum! Brands.

In this role, Powell is responsible for driving Pizza Hut’s global growth strategies, franchise operations and performance.

Before joining Yum!, Powell spent more than 14 years at Kimberly-Clark serving in a variety of global leadership roles across business-to-business and consumer operations with extensive experience in corporate strategy, M&A, sales, marketing, e-commerce and operations. Powell served as President of Kimberly-Clark’s Asia-Pacific consumer business and was responsible for the Company’s largest international region with operations in more than 30 countries, covering Australia, China, India and South Korea.

Prior to that, he led the Kimberly-Clark Professional business globally, including a wide range of commercial products and services; led the Company’s consumer business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa; and served as Managing Director of its consumer business in Central and Eastern Europe.

Powell previously spent four years with Bain & Company serving in its consumer practice, and eight years in leadership roles at Procter & Gamble.

Powell holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University.

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