Brian Niccol, ’03

Chief Executive Officer
Chipotle Mexican Grill

DAA Brian Niccol

Brian Niccol was appointed to Chipotle Mexican Grill’s board effective March 5, 2018, at the same time he became CEO. Niccol previously served from January 1, 2015, as CEO of Taco Bell, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc. He joined Taco Bell in 2011 as chief marketing and innovation officer and served as president from 2013 to 2014. Prior to his service at Taco Bell, from 2005 to 2011 he served in various executive positions at Pizza Hut, another division of Yum! Brands, including general manager and chief marketing officer. Before joining Yum! Brands, Niccol spent ten years at Procter & Gamble Co., serving in various brand management positions. Niccol has an undergraduate degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He serves as a director of Harley-Davidson, Inc.