Elias Oxendine has been appointed as the new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Yum! Brands, a fast food enterprise that operates Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and other global restaurant chains.

Reporting into Yum! Brands Chief Digital & Technology Officer, Oxendine is responsible for Yum!’s Global Technology Risk Management (GTRM) function and establishing processes designed to protect the company. Leaders reporting into Oxendine include those overseeing cybersecurity services; identity and access management; and GTRM policy and procedure implementation at Yum!’s brands across the globe.

Oxendine joined Yum! in June 2020 as Director overseeing the IT organization’s governance risk and compliance. Later that year, his role was expanded to include service delivery and incident response before being promoted to Senior Director, which included new responsibilities such as communicating to the Board of Directors Oversight and Audit Committees. Prior to coming to Yum! in 2020, Oxendine spent time at Brown-Forman, where he served as Global Director of IT Security and Governance, and GE growing his career in the information technology sector.