LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Marvin Boakye has been named to the newly created role of chief people officer at Papa John’s International Inc. He joins the company’s executive leadership team and will report to Steve M. Ritchie, president and CEO.
Boakye brings more than 20 years of human resources experience to Papa John’s. Most recently, he was vice president of human resources at Andeavor, a petroleum company in San Antonio, which was recently acquired by Marathon Petroleum. Previously, he was chief human resources officer for MTS Allstream, a telecommunications firm, and held senior human resources positions at Goodyear, Pulte Group and The Home Depot.
At Papa John’s, he will lead the implementation of the company’s talent management strategy, including overseeing people operations, compensation and benefits, and learning and development. He replaces Bob Smith, senior vice president of people operations, who retired this past August after 15 years at Papa John’s.
“Boakye’s expertise will help us to continue to push Papa John’s forward in our transformation to become a better place to work for our 120,000 corporate and franchise team members,” Ritchie said. “In our search for a chief people officer, our goal was to identify a proven talent development leader with expertise in driving organizational change. Boakye’s impressive background will be an important asset to Papa John’s growth strategy, especially as we continue to focus on our business outside of North America.”