Dyke Shipp

Global President at KFC Corporation

As President, Dyke leverages his strategic leadership to elevate KFC’s unique and distinctive culture, shape leaders around the world, drive an ambitious global development agenda and support KFC’s GMs in the Americas.

Most recently, Dyke served as both Chief People Officer and Chief Development Officer for KFC Global.

As CPO, Dyke was responsible for identifying and developing top talent, building the people capability needed to run great restaurants and championing KFC's heart led culture around the world. As the brand’s senior Development leader, he oversaw all new store development, existing store redevelopment and asset design activities to accelerate the company’s sales growth in over 145 countries and over 24,000 restaurants around the world. Under his leadership, the development teams became the fastest growing traditional QSR brand in the world, creating 30,000 new jobs each year.

Before moving to Yum! Restaurants International in 2006, Dyke served as Vice President of Development for Yum! in the US. He joined Taco Bell in 1991 and has served in various Development capacities in the US and Canada. Prior to joining Yum!, Dyke worked with Merrill Lynch.

A native of Texas, Dyke received both his BBA and MBA degrees from Baylor University.



  • Global President

    January, 2022 - present

  • Chief People Office & Chief Development Officer