Mr. Nilsen, 43, was chief operating officer of Yum Brand's Taco Bell Corp., where he was part of a turnaround team for that brand. He joins Burger King Feb. 3. He will steer systemwide operations for company-owned and franchised restaurants.
"My vision is to develop
Before joining Taco Bell in early 2000, Mr. Nilsen spent 12 years with Tricon International (Yum Brands' previous name), leading operations for Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut in Australia/New Zealand, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Southern Africa.