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Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, has announced the appointment of Raul Alvarez to the company's board of directors. The former president and chief operating officer of the McDonald's Corporation, Alvarez, 56, has held leadership positions with several of the biggest brands in the quick-service segment industry.
"Raul is one of the pre-eminent business leaders in the QSR industry, and we are delighted he has joined Dunkin' Brands' board of directors," said Nigel Travis, CEO, Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. and president, Dunkin' Donuts U.S. "His business acumen, considerable expertise at setting global growth strategies for big consumer brands like ours, and his experience serving on the boards of public companies make him uniquely qualified for this position."
Alvarez joined McDonald's in 1994 and held numerous leadership positions with the company before his retirement in 2009. As president and COO, he set the global strategy and directed operations for 32,000 McDonald's restaurants in 118 countries.
Prior to joining McDonald's, Alvarez held executive positions with Wendy's International Inc., and with the Burger King Corporation.
Alvarez is a member of the board of directors of Lowe's Companies Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company. An alumnus of the University of Miami where he earned a degree in business administration, he serves on that institution's President's Council, the Board of Overseers for the School of Business Administration, and the International Advisory Board.
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