PLANO, Texas, Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pizza Hut, which serves and delivers more pizzas than any other pizza restaurant company in the world, has announced the addition of Helen Vaid as Chief Customer Officer, a newly-created executive position as part of the company's leadership team.
In this role, Vaid will oversee the transformation of the Pizza Hut in-restaurant and digital customer experience. Around the world, digital ordering represents the greatest growth opportunity for Pizza Hut, and the customer journey is paramount to that experience. In addition to these responsibilities, Vaid will lead the international e-Commerce, Technology and Operations business for Pizza Hut.
"One of the key priorities for Pizza Hut has always been putting the customer experience at the heart of everything we do and we think the addition of Helen will represent an even bigger step-change for Pizza Hut all over the world," said Milind Pant, President, Pizza Hut International. "To truly provide the best customer experience possible, we must make it easier to get a better pizza by boldly approaching the online and offline experience as a whole, and Helen's experience and thought leadership matches perfectly with this vision."
Vaid most recently served as Vice President, Digital Store Operations & Experience at Wal-Mart. Based in San Francisco, Vaid was responsible for the growth, profitability, traffic growth and conversion of the second largest U.S. online retailer site. Prior to Wal-Mart, Vaid was General Manager at Snapfish, a global web-based photo-sharing and photo printing service company.
"This is an incredible opportunity to build upon the strong foundation Pizza Hut has established in the digital and customer experience arena," said Vaid. "I look forward to further shaping Pizza Hut in a way that provides the best customer experience in the industry."
Vaid will officially join Pizza Hut on Sept. 26.
About Pizza Hut
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), delivers more pizza, pasta and wings than any other restaurant in the world. The pizza restaurant began 58 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, when two brothers borrowed $600 from their mom to start a pizzeria.
What started out small has become the biggest pizza restaurant in the world and today operates more than 16,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries serving innovative pizzas, traditional favorites like the signature Pan Pizza, and much more. Pizza Hut also is the proprietor of the BOOK IT!® Program, which is a long-standing children's literacy program used in more than 630,000 classrooms nationwide.
For more information, visit www.pizzahut.com.
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