Dunkin' Brands Appoints Three International Vice Presidents


Dunkin' Brands, the parent company of Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, announced the appointment of three vice presidents to its international team. Rini Ernawati has been promoted to Regional Vice President, Asia Pacific, Caner Gursoy has been promoted to Regional Vice President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia, and Ashish Asthana has joined the company as Vice President of International Marketing. All three vice presidents will report to John Varughese, Senior Vice President, International.

With more than 15 years of multinational experience as a finance and general management executive before joining Dunkin' Brands,  Ernawati was responsible for driving growth at some of the world's most renowned global brands, including McDonald's, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, and Carl Zeiss. Alongside consultancy and advisory  "... Her talent in building infrastructure for growth and assessing new market entry, along with a strong balance between financial acumen and commercialization, will be key to our growth plans across the APAC region," said Hoffmann.


Gursoy began his career with Dunkin' Brands as an International Business Manager in 2012 and has subsequently held the roles of International Operations Director, Middle East, Africa and Australia, and Managing Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia. Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, he was the head of Gloria Jean's Coffees, UAE Operations for the Master Franchisee where he was responsible for all aspects of operations.         

Before joining Dunkin' Brands, Asthana was an executive with The Coca-Cola Company for more than 20 years in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. During his time at The Coca-Cola Company, Ashish built and led successful marketing teams and implemented world-class marketing initiatives that drove record sales. Prior to joining Dunkin' Brands, he co-founded The Pure Winery, the world's first global zero-sugar wine company, based out of Europe.

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