The CEO of Yum! Brands has been named 2012 CEO of the Year by Chief Executive magazine.

David Novak, who as CEO of Yum! Brands oversees several franchise companies including Pizza Hut and KFC, was selected for the award by readers of the magazine.

Alan Mylally, President and CEO of Ford Motor, and the 2011 CEO of the Year, said: “Not only is David market- and customer-driven, but he displays a compelling vision with a comprehensive strategy and above all else, he caps this with relentless execution.”


Brian Duperreault, President and CEO of Marsh & McLennan, added: “David’s performance has been outstanding for a very long time. He has an astute global vision, China being a salient example. More importantly, I am impressed with how he works with his employees and how he develops their potential. It’s a great example to us all.”

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