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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Alexandre Behring
Executive Chairman

Mr. Behring has served on our Board as Chairman since December 12, 2014. Mr. Behring is a Founding Partner and has been Managing Partner and a Board Member of 3G Capital Partners, Ltd., a global investment firm (“3G Capital”), since 2004. Following the acquisition of Burger King Holdings, Inc. by 3G Capital, he served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor as chairman from October 2010 until December 2014. Mr. Behring has served as Chairman of the Kraft Heinz Company since July 2015, following Berkshire Hathaway and 3G Capital’s acquisition of H.J. Heinz Company in June 2013 and subsequent combination with Kraft Foods Group in July 2015. Mr. Behring has also served as a director of Anheuser-Busch Inbev, a global brewer, since April 2014.

Previously, Mr. Behring spent 10 years at GP Investimentos, one of Latin America’s premier private-equity firms, including eight years as a partner and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. He served for seven years, from 1998 through 2004, as Chief Executive Officer of America Latina Logistica (“ALL”), one of Latin America’s largest railroad and logistics companies. He also served as a director of ALL until December 2011. From July 2008 to May 2011, Mr. Behring served as a director of CSX Corporation, a U.S. rail-based transportation company.

Marc Caira
Vice Chairman

Mr. Caira has served on our Board as Vice Chairman since December 12, 2014. Previously, Mr. Caira served as President and CEO of Tim Hortons Inc. from July 2013 until December 2014. He was also a director of Tim Hortons Inc. from May 2013 until December 2014. Before his appointment as President and CEO of Tim Hortons Inc., Mr. Caira was Global CEO of Nestle Professional. He was also a member of the executive board of Nestle SA, the world’s largest food and beverage company. Prior to being named Global CEO of Nestle Professional in 2008, Mr. Caira served in various roles, including Global Head of Strategic Business for Nestle Foodservices in Switzerland, President and CEO of Parmalat North America, Chief Operating Officer of Parmalat Canada, and President, Food Services and Nescafe Beverages for Nestle Canada. Mr. Caira also serves as a director of Hydro One Inc., a Canadian public energy transmission and distribution company. On December 15, 2014, we engaged Mr. Caira to provide RBI with consulting services to provide transition services and assist with our global expansion strategy.

Martin E. Franklin
Director

Mr. Franklin has served on our Board since December 2014. Mr. Franklin previously served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. from June 2012 to December 2014. Mr. Franklin was the founder and Executive Chairman of Jarden Corporation, a broad based consumer products company. He was appointed to Jarden’s board of directors in June 2001 and served as its Chairman and CEO from September 2001 until June 2011, at which time he was appointed as Executive Chairman. He served as Executive Chairman until April 2016 when Jarden merged with Newell Brands Inc., a global consumer and commercial products company. Since April 2016, Mr. Franklin has served as a director of Newell Brands, Inc. Mr. Franklin is founder and chairman of Platform Specialty Products Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, and has served as a director since April 2013. Mr. Franklin is co-founder and co-chairman of Nomad Foods Limited, a leading European frozen food company and has served as a director since April 2014. Mr. Franklin is also a principal and executive officer of a number of private investment entities. Between 1992 and 2000, Mr. Franklin served as the Chairman and/or CEO of three public companies, Benson Eyecare Corporation, an optical products and services company, Lumen Technologies, Inc., a holding company that designed, manufactured and marketed lighting products, and Bollé Inc., a holding company that designed, manufactured and marketed sunglasses, goggles and helmets worldwide. Previously, Mr. Franklin served as a director of the following public companies: Apollo Investment Corporation, a closed-end management investment company from April 2004 to December 2006; Liberty Acquisition Holdings Corp from June 2007 until its business combination with Promotora de Informaciones, S.A., a Spanish media company (Grupo Prisa) in November 2010; Grupo Prisa from November 2010 to December 2013; Liberty Acquisition Holdings International Company from January 2008 until its acquisition of Phoenix Group Holdings, a UK based provider of insurance services, in September 2009; Freedom Acquisition Holdings, Inc., from June 2006 until its acquisition of GLG Partners, Inc. (“GLG”), a hedge fund, in November 2007; GLG from November 2007 to October 2010; and Kenneth Cole Productions, Inc., a stylish apparel and accessory manufacturer and retailer, from July 2005 to December 2011.

Paul J. Fribourg
Director

Mr. Fribourg has served on our Board since December 12, 2014. Previously, Mr. Fribourg served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor from October 2010 to December 2014. Since July 1997, Mr. Fribourg has served as the Chairman and CEO of Continental Grain Company, an international agribusiness and investment company. Prior to taking this role, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, from Merchandiser and Product Line Manager to Group President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Fribourg has been a director of Loews Corporation, a large diversified holding company, since October 1997. Mr. Fribourg is also a director of Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin-care, make-up, fragrances and hair products, Apollo Global Management, LLC, an alternative investment management firm, and Castleton Commodities International, a leading merchant energy company. He was a director of Smithfield Foods, Inc., the world’s largest pork producer and processor, from May 2007 until September 2009, Power Corporation of Canada, a diversified management and holding company, from 2005 until 2008, Premium Standard Farms, Inc., a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, Inc., from May 1998 until April 2007, and Vivendi, S.A., a French international media conglomerate, from January 2003 until June 2006.

Ali G. Hedayat
Director

Mr. Hedayat has more than a decade of experience in the financial services industry holding progressively more senior roles at Goldman Sachs. His strong business acumen has served him well as he is co-founder of two successful capital funds in London and New York, and is currently Founder and Managing Director at a Toronto-based capital fund.

Neil Golden
Director

Mr. Golden served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for McDonald’s Corporation’s U.S. segment from November 2007 to September 2013 and retired from McDonald’s in February 2014. Prior to that, he served in positions of increasing responsibility at McDonald’s since 1989. Prior to joining McDonald’s, Mr. Golden held positions at Burger King Corporation and RC Cola Co.

Since May 2014, Mr. Golden has provided marketing and management advisory services to portfolio companies of Bain Capital, a private equity firm. He is also engaged with his alma mater Northwestern University, where he has served as a faculty advisor and adjunct professor since June 2014. Mr. Golden has served as an advisory board member for Home Partners of America, a company that provides a lease-to-own homeownership program and services, since September 2014. In addition, since April 2015, he has served as an executive consultant to Revenue Management Solutions, a firm specializing in providing pricing guidance to the restaurant and retail categories. He also competed on the Men’s International Professional Tennis Tour.

Thomas V. Milroy
Director

Mr. Milroy has served on our Board since December 12, 2014. Previously, Mr. Milroy served on the board of Tim Hortons Inc. from August 2013 to December 2014. In February 2016, he became a director of Interfor Corporation, a large lumber producer. He is currently the President of a family holding company and Managing Director of Generation Capital Limited, a private investment company. From March 2008 to October 2014, he served as Chief Executive Officer of BMO Capital Markets, where he was responsible for all of BMO’s business involving corporate, institutional and government clients globally. He acted as senior advisor to the CEO of BMO Financial Group from November 2014 to January 2015.

Mr. Milroy holds a Bachelor of Law and Master of Law from Cambridge University, an LLB from Dalhousie University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. Mr. Milroy is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.

Roberto Moses Thompson Motta
Director

Mr. Thompson Motta has served on our Board since December 12, 2014. Previously, Mr. Thompson Motta served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. from July 2013 to December 2014. From 1986 to 1992, Mr. Thompson Motta worked in the corporate finance department of Banco Garantia, Brazil’s largest investment bank. From 1993 to 2004, he was the founding and managing partner of GP Investimentos and a member of its board of directors until September 2010. Mr. Thompson Motta has also served as a member of the boards of directors of Companhia de Bebidas das Américas, or AMBEV, a Brazilian brewing company, since September 1998 (and AmBev S.A. since July 2013), Lojas Americanas since August 2001 and São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações S.A., a leading commercial real estate investment and management company in Brazil, since September 2001. From August 2004 to April 2014, Mr. Thompson Motta served on the board of directors of Anheuser Busch InBev. Mr. Thompson Motta is one of the founding partners of 3G Capital and continues to serve as a board member.

Daniel S. Schwartz
Director

Daniel Schwartz is an American businessman and since December 2014 has been the Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc., the parent company of three iconic brands, BURGER KING®, TIM HORTONS®, and POPEYES®. He previously served as the CEO of Burger King Corporation and prior to that, as Chief Financial Officer.

Schwartz is also a partner of the global investment firm 3G Capital, where he started as an analyst in 2005. While at 3G, he led the firm’s acquisition of Burger King Corporation in 2010. Upon closing, he became Burger King Corporation’s Deputy CFO and shortly thereafter, its CFO.

Following the acquisition, he put in place a new Master Franchise Joint Venture model which was instrumental in accelerating the growth of the BURGER KING® brand globally, which now has restaurants in over 100 countries.

In August 2014, Schwartz spearheaded the creation of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) and the acquisition of the TIM HORTONS® brand. RBI is now one of the world's largest quick service restaurant companies generating more than $27 billion in system sales in over 23,000 restaurants- approximately 100% of which are franchised.

Since his appointment as CEO of RBI, Schwartz has fostered a culture of meritocracy providing growth opportunities to many new and existing employees across the globe as RBI grows its two iconic brands. He has also encouraged the sharing of best practices between businesses, leveraging their global scale and reach to deliver value for shareholders, franchisees and partners, and a strong focus on guest satisfaction.

Schwartz holds a BSc in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.

Carlos Alberto Sicupira
Director

Mr. Sicupira has served on our Board since December 12, 2014 and previously served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor from October 2010 to December 2014. Mr. Sicupira is one of the founding Principal Partners of 3G Capital and continues to serve as a board member. Mr. Sicupira also serves as a member of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev. Mr. Sicupira has been Chairman of Lojas Americanas, one of South America’s largest retailers, since 1981, where he served as Chief Executive Officer until 1992. He also is a member of the Board of Dean’s Advisors of Harvard Business School since 1998 and serves on the boards of Fundação Brava and Fundação Estudar, not-for-profit foundations in Brazil.

Cecilia Sicupira
Director

Ms. Sicupira comes with a broad range of business experience and has served on several Boards including Lojas Americanas, one of South America’s largest retail companies, and São Carlos Empreendimentos, a Brazilian real estate company.

Alexandre Van Damme
Director

Mr. Van Damme has served on our Board since December 12, 2014. He previously served on the board of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its predecessor from December 2011 to December 2014. Mr. Van Damme has served as a member of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 1992. He joined the beer industry early in his career and held various operational positions within Interbrew, a large Belgian-based brewing company that merged with Anheuser-Busch to form Anheuser-Busch InBev, until 1991, including Head of Corporation Planning and Strategy. He has managed several private venture holding companies and is currently a director of Patri S.A. (Luxembourg). He is also a board member of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., a Dutch company that processes and trades coffee, tea and other groceries and a member of various private family owned companies. He is also an administrator of the InBev Baillet-Latour Fund, a foundation that encourages social, cultural, artistic, technical, sporting and philanthropic achievements, as well as a director of DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world, and a member of the Insead International Council. Mr. Van Damme graduated from Solvay Business School in Brussels.