Greg Creed

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Greg Creed (born c.1958) is an American businessman who was the CEO of Yum! Brands, from January 2015[1] until December 2019, when he retired,[2] remaining on its board of directors.[3][4][5]

He was the CEO of Taco Bell, from February 2011 until January 2015.[6] He began as a Taco Bell executive in 2001, and began his career as a Yum! executive in 1994. Prior to that, he worked at Unilever. He holds a business degree from the Queensland University of Technology.[7] He serves on the board of directors of the Whirlpool Corporation.[8]

He earned a business degree from Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia, and in 2014 he was named Alumnus of the Year.[9]


  1. ^ "Former Taco Bell CEO takes the helm of Yum! Brands"; WDRB News; Jan. 5, 2019
  2. ^ "How CEO Greg Creed Set Yum Brands Up For Success Ahead Of His Retirement"; Alicia Kelso; Forbes; Aug. 14, 2019.
  3. ^ "Taco Bell-parent Yum Brands' CEO Greg Creed to retire, to be replaced by COO David Gibbs"; Lauren Thomas; Forbes; Aug. 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Shakeups In the C-Suite: Rite Aid, SpartanNash, Yum! and More"; Jamie Grill-Goodman"; Retail Info Systems; Aug. 12, 2019.
  5. ^ "Yum Brands names new CEO"; Haley Cawthon; Louisville Business First; Aug. 12, 2019.
  6. ^ "Former Taco Bell chief takes on Yum". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Greg Creed (Bloomberg profile)". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 7 January 2016.
  8. ^ "Board of Directors". Whirlpool Corporation. Retrieved 26 April 2017.
  9. ^ "Greg Creed". Restaurant Leadership Conference. Retrieved 21 April 2020.

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