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Tarun Lal, President, KFC U.S.

Brand Leadership

Tarun Lal

President, KFC U.S.

Tarun Lal is President of KFC U.S., responsible for driving overall performance of the KFC business in the U.S. with a continued focus on customers, franchisees, innovation and operational efficiency. Prior to this, Lal served as Managing Director of the KFC Middle East, Pakistan, Turkey, Africa and India markets. In this role, Lal galvanized systemwide focus on the brand’s growth priorities and unlocking potential from the inside out. From entering and re-franchising markets to accelerating net-new unit development and digital transformation, Lal’s leadership drove tangible impact across the KFC business in the region. In his more than 25 years with the Company, Lal has served in various other roles at KFC and Yum! Brands, including General Manager of KFC Africa, where he unlocked growth across the region that included successful brand launches in multiple new markets. In addition, Lal has also served as KFC Global Chief Operations Officer and started his career with the brand as the first General Manager for KFC India. Lal studied at the Shri Ram College of Commerce in Delhi, India.

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