This article is about the businessman. For the scholar, see David Novak
David C. Novak at the 2012 George McGovern Leadership Award Ceremony.
David Colin Novak (born 1953) is an American businessman. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of YUM! Brands Inc.
He received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. Novak is a Christian and has been a member of Southeast Christian church.
He served as Chief Operating Officer of Pepsi-Cola North America, and Executive Vice President of Marketing and National Sales for the Pepsi-Cola Company.
He has been an Independent Director of JPMorgan Chase & Co. since 2001. He also serves as a Director of Bank One Corporation. He was named 2012 Chief Executive of the Year by Chief Executive magazine.
Novak is credited with the invention of Crystal Pepsi.
- Novak, David C. (2012), Taking People with You, Portfolio Hardcover, ISBN 1591844541