Yum! elevates Unnat Varma as Managing Director Pizza Hut Asia Pacific
Yum! elevates Unnat Varma as Managing Director Pizza Hut Asia Pacific

Pizza Hut International has announced that Unnat Varma, Managing Director, Pizza Hut India Subcontinent, has been elevated to the position of Managing Director, Pizza Hut Asia Pacific, effective 1st January 2019. In his new role, he will be responsible for steering Pizza Hut to the next phase of growth across the Asia Pacific region.

Varma will be based in Pizza Hut APAC headquarters at Singapore and will report to Vipul Chawla, President of Pizza Hut International. As part of the APAC growth strategy, Pizza Hut India-Subcontinent will now be inducted under the Asia Pacific Business Unit. In total, Varma will oversee over 5500 stores across 22 countries.

Unnat is a respected and credible leader with over 24 years of industry experience. He joined Yum! in February 2006 and was elevated to Director Marketing, KFC, India Subcontinent in 2008. In February 2011, he took over the role of General Manager – Taco Bell and was responsible for launching the brand as the next growth engine for Yum! in India. After successfully establishing a strong foundation for KFC and Taco Bell, Unnat was appointed as General Manager - Pizza Hut, India Subcontinent in December 2015 and thereafter promoted as Managing Director of Pizza Hut, India Subcontinent in February 2016.

Unnat is also the Chairman of FICCI Task Force on Food Service Retail. Prior to joining Yum!, Unnat worked with Gillette in India for 12 years across sales and marketing functions.

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