RBI: appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Oakville / CA. (rbi) The Board of Directors of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) has appointed Joshua Kobza as the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective March 01, 2023, as part of its ongoing succession planning process.

Kobza has held increasingly senior roles with the company over the last 11 years, including Chief Financial Officer (2013-2018), Chief Technology Officer and Development Officer (2018-2019) and Chief Operating Officer (2019-2023), including accountability for strategy, technology, human resources, global procurement, supply chain and international development. Kobza was integral to the acquisitions of Tim Hortons in 2014, Popeyes in 2017 and Firehouse Subs in 2021.

Kobza will undertake his new role reporting to, and working together with, Patrick Doyle, a well-known industry veteran and Executive Chairman of RBI. José Cil will remain with the company for one year as an advisor and assist in the transition.

«Over the past several years, the Board of Directors has worked with management to build a thoughtful succession plan for key positions, so this is a natural transition for Josh to lead our next phase of growth. Personally, I’m motivated to work with and help such a talented person like Josh as he steps into this new leadership position,» said Patrick Doyle.

«On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank José for his unwavering dedication and passion for growing our restaurant brands and for the progress we have made, most recently evidenced by our latest quarterly results. José has been an exceptional partner and friend and he has all of our thanks and support as he becomes a valued strategic advisor to the company,» concluded Doyle.

«We’ve made great progress over the past few years and I’m very proud of the team we have built at RBI. I’ve worked closely with Josh for many years and I am looking forward to supporting him through this transition as we work to accelerate our business further,» added José Cil.

«I am excited to lead the company and work closely with our business Presidents to put our franchisees at the center of our success and accelerate the growth we know our brands are capable of,» said Josh Kobza.

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