Aaron Powell serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Pizza Hut Division, reporting directly to the Yum! Brands CEO. In this role, he 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 the 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, one of the world’s largest strategic management consulting firms, serving in its consumer practice, and eight years in sales leadership and brand management roles at Proctor & Gamble.
He holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree from Washington University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Sherwin-Williams.