Restaurant Brands appoints Arif Khan as permanent CEO

Restaurant Brands appoints CEO
Arif Khan officially takes on the group CEO role. (Source: Restaurant Brands)

Restaurant Brands has appointed Arif Khan as its permanent group CEO, effective 1 September 2023. 

Khan has been acting group CEO since April and had spent several years in management at the business in his early career. 

In 2018, he returned to oversee the Restaurant Brands New Zealand business as CEO after serving as global chief operating officer from November to April of last year. 

Khan has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality and quick service restaurant (QSR) sectors, working for both franchisor and master franchisee networks. 

“Arif is a skilled and trusted leader. He has a deep understanding of our sector and a proven track record in the delivery of growth and innovation,” said Restaurant Brands New Zealand Limited Chairman Jose Pares. 

“He has played a critical role in the growth of our New Zealand business and is particularly noted for his successful leadership through the Covid-19 period.” 

Restaurant Brands is a corporate franchisee that manages multi-location branded food retail franchises. It operates the KFC and Taco Bell chains in Australia and KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Carl’s Jr in New Zealand.

This article was first published on sibling website Inside Retail.