Pizza Hut India has appointed Sunay Bhasin as the new marketing head for the Indian subcontinent. In his new role, Bhasin will be responsible for all marketing, branding and brand related public relations activities for Pizza Hut.
This is Bhasin's second stint at Pizza Hut after he joined the restaurant in 2007 as a marketing manager.
Later in 2009, he moved to Dallas, USA as marketing manager for KFC International. With a career spanning over ten years he has also worked with companies like GSK Consumer Healthcare and SC Johnson.
On being appointed as the head of marketing, Pizza Hut India, Bhasin said,
“Pizza Hut is the number 1 Affordable Casual Dining Restaurant in the country, with a proud history of product innovation and outstanding talent. It’s a great honor to join the team and have the opportunity to build on its success. I’m very optimistic about my new role and look forward to further strengthening the brand in the Casual Dining space.”
Announcing the appointment, Sandeep Kataria, chief marketing officer, Yum! Restaurants India said, “Sunay comes with rich experience in brand, communication and innovation management. Having had an exposure in the international market, Sunay brings with him innovative ideas and strategies, which will be invaluable in strengthening our position in the Indian market. I wish him luck for his appointment and look forward to growth of the brand under his leadership.”
He succeeds Anup Jain, who has now moved on to head marketing and food innovation for Pizza Hut, Australia.