Telepizza Strengthens Expansion Strategy Appointing Giorgio Minardi as President of International

  • The company, first non-American player in the sector and fourth in the world, registers over 30% of sales abroad  
  • With an extensive experience in food-service industry (Dunkin' Brands, McDonald's, Burger King or Autogrill), Minardi will boost global growth and lead the international franchising business  

MADRID, Spain, March 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Telepizza takes a further step in its international expansion strategy by appointing Giorgio Minardi as new President of International.

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Minardi joins the company's management team to lead the international franchising business and boost firm's growth abroad, which currently represents over 30% of total sales from 14 countries in Europe, America and Africa.

Entering new markets where it has no presence - mainly some Latin American and Central European countries, leveraging its hub in Poland - is key for Telepizza's expansion plans, either directly or through master franchises. Additionally, the company will increase its presence in others where it is currently operating.

"Giorgio Minardi's appointment reinforces Telepizza's expansion strategy. We are convinced that his extensive experience, combined with our deep knowledge of international dynamics and our ambitious global expansion plan will allow us to consolidate our leadership in the sector worldwide", explained Pablo Juantegui, CEO of Telepizza.  

To Giorgio Minardi, being part of Telepizza's team is an exciting challenge: "It is one of the most recognized companies in the sector worldwide. I am pleased to join such a skilled and world-class team and I am looking forward to working together to consolidate its international growth opportunities."

The new head of the International area is a highly experienced Executive of food-service and beverage industry. He has held top development and brand management positions at prominent companies in the sector, such as Dunkin' Brands, McDonald's, Burger King and Autogrill.      

To date, Minardi has been with Dunkin' Brands in Boston (USA) as President of International, where he carried out an ambitious development plan - opening over 450 new stores a year and expanding into 8 new countries-. Prior to this, Minardi was with Autogrill and Burger King and spent 16 years with McDonald's, ultimately as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Greater China.

About Telepizza 

Telepizza is the leading Spanish multinational in the segment of delivery prepared food and is the fourth in the world.

A pioneering company in the food delivery service in Spain, Telepizza has established itself in the food industry as a company with the largest number of outlets and the best geographical coverage: currently, the company is present in more than a dozen countries in Europe, America and Africa.

With a market share of nearly five times that of the second best-known brand in Spain, the company has more than 1,300 sales points and 25,000 employees worldwide.

SOURCE Telepizza

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