Rahul Shinde, a Global Leader with impeccable track record of delivering results, brings with him over two decades of valuable experience of having worked successfully in emerging & developed markets across Greater Asia. He has played pivotal leadership roles at marquee organisations, driving them to realise their greatest business objectives. His problem-solving mind, ability to build resilient teams and having strong consumer and commercial instincts, are his towering assets. In his previous role at Yum Restaurants, Rahul led the turnaround of the KFC Indian subcontinent business and ignited explosive growth in India. He subsequently went on to lead the KFC business in Asia with accountability for the larger markets – China, Japan, Indonesia.

At Devyani International Limited, Rahul Shinde is the CEO of Yum Brands and is spearheading DIL to newer heights of success creating unparalleled benchmarks for the QSR industry to aspire. Rahul is setting new milestones and crafting a blueprint of transformation in a new era of digitalisation. With a single-minded aim towards establishing Devyani International Limited as a Global brand to reckon with in the QSR industry, Rahul is the change agent working closely with the immensely driven talent at DIL.

Rahul has done his Masters & PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been recognised several times for his foresight and strategic know-how of various industries. To name a few Rahul has been Awarded ‘Early Career Achievement Award 2018’, Dept. of Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Placed on the 2016, The Economic Times India’s 40 under 40 list. In 2017, CII Excellence Awards for ‘HR Excellence ‘and ‘Innovation Leadership’, in QSR Industry.