Doug Smart

Managing Director, KFC Africa

Doug Smart

Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Doug graduated with a BCom Law degree from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Doug is a true citizen of the world and has lived in Melbourne, Fiji, Sydney and Toronto, with nearly 20 years FMCG experience in companies such as Bunge Australia and Goodman Fielder, and 10 years experience in QSR with Yum Brand’s KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell.

Since home is where the heart is, Doug returned home to South Africa in 2012, where he is responsible for leading the iconic KFC brand in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Doug is a people focused leader who believes in the power of believing in his people and driving business growth in Africa. He also is a bit of a geek on the inside, and loves technology and keeping abreast of the fast moving digital world.

He is a husband and father to three sons and absolutely loves the great outdoors during his downtime. Whether skydiving, windsurfing, snowboarding or mountain biking, Doug loves to go fast and feel alive.