Jose Cil Takes on CEO Role at Restaurant Brands International

Anna Wolfe
Senior Editor - Restaurants
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Restaurant Brands International Inc. announced three leadership promotions.

Daniel Schwartz, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Burger King in 2013 and has been the Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI)  since its formation in 2014, has been promoted to Executive Chairman of RBI and Co-Chairman of RBI's Board of Directors, and will also take a more active role as a Partner at 3G Capital. He will remain deeply involved in the RBI business and will continue to focus on talent acquisition, capital allocation and major strategic initiatives.  

Jose Cil, who has been the President of Burger King since 2014, has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of RBI. Accelerating the global growth of Burger King, Tim Hortons and Popeyes will be a top priority for Cil  in his new role, in addition to delivering an exceptional guest experience, increasing franchisee profitability and building the power of our restaurant brands with our guests. He has been with Burger King for over 18 years and has driven the growth of the brand to more than $20 billion in system-wide sales and more than 17,000 restaurants in over 100 countries and territories across the globe.

Josh Kobza has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of RBI following seven years as an executive in the business, including as Chief Financial Officer from 2013 through 2017 and as Chief Technology & Development Officer in 2018.  In his new role, he will continue to oversee the establishment of new international franchise partnerships as well as the implementation of the Company's technology initiatives, and will now also ensure that RBI's various operational teams best support the global growth of the Company's three brands.

The leadership changes are effective immediately. RBI owns quick service restaurant brands – Tim Hortons, Burger King and Popeyes.