This morning, Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) and Smashburger announced key senior management changes reflecting the anticipated synergies between the two entities predicated on JFC's newly acquired majority interest in Smashburger.Jose "Pepot" Miñana has assumed the role of President of Smashburger.
Mr. Miñana will oversee the daily operations of the company, collaborate on strategic and brand direction, and lead the continuous efforts to integrate Smashburger into the JFC portfolio of companies/brands. Mr. Miñana has held numerous senior management positions over his multi-decade tenure with JFC, most recently President of JFC North America.
Tom Ryan, Smashburger Founder and CEO, will take on the additional title of Chief Product Development Advisor of JFC Global. In this new capacity, Mr. Ryan will focus on strengthening taste and quality aspects across key JFC brands as well as enhancing JFC brands' relevance across global markets. Mr. Ryan remains Smashburger CEO, focused on brand vision, strategy, product, and public relations.
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