Restaurant operator Yum! Brands Inc. said Oct. 11 that Milind Pant will step down as president of Pizza Hut International at the end of November to pursue other opportunities.
Vipul Chawla, managing director of the pizza chain's Asia-Pacific business, has been appointed to replace Pant, effective Dec. 3.
In his new role, Chawla will oversee the general managers of Pizza Hut's operations around the world excluding the U.S., as well as leaders of Pizza Hut International's global functions.
Pant has helmed Pizza Hut International for the past three years after previously serving as general manager of Pizza Hut Asia and chief marketing officer of KFC Asia. He joined Kentucky-based Yum! Brands in 2011 after 20 years with Unilever PLC.