Spain: Telepizza Strengthens Expansion Strategy

Madrid / ES. (tp) Spanish Telepizza takes a further step in its international expansion strategy by appointing Giorgio Minardi as new President of International. Minardi joins the company´s management team to lead the international franchising business and boost firm´s growth abroad, which currently represents over 30 percent 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 eight 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.