He's been described as the 'natural choice' for the role
Sabir Sami has been named as the new chief executive officer of KFC, replacing outgoing CEO Tony Lowings. Sami is a 12-year veteran of the fast-food chain and is currently serving as its chief operating officer (COO) and managing director of KFC Asia. Sami's promotion will make him responsible for the company's brand strategy and performance across the globe. He’ll report directly to David Gibbs, CEO of Yum! Brands Inc, which is the operator of the fast-food chain.