Management Team

Mark Chandler
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Chandler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Economics from Whitman College as well as an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

Chandler joined AmRest in November 2008 as Global Chief Financial Officer. In May 2019 he replaced Henry McGovern as new Chief Executive Officer.

He previously was working as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Waytronix, Inc. (LED technology) and for 23 years for Sara Lee Corporation, holding numerous positions in finance, management and operations, including roles as Group CFO EMEA and CEO Business Development Europe.

Olgierd Danielewicz

Mr. Olgierd Danielewicz is a graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (Master degree in Management and Marketing) and Academy of Economics in Wroclaw (postgraduated studies and MBA).

He joined AmRest (ARS) as a student in 1998, taking up the function of Assistant Manager of soon to be opened KFC restaurant. Afterward he held the position of General Manager, Area Trainer (responsible for training in both KFC and Pizza Hut in Western Poland), Area Coach of KFC South 1 region and District Coach (taking over responsibility for few regions of KFC operation).

In 2007 Mr. Danielewicz was given a challenge of relaunch of Burger King in Poland. The opening of Burger King Złote Tarasy has been recorded as one of the best Burger King openings ever.  Next step in his career was the coming back to his home brand and taking over the Brand President position for KFC, initially in Central Europe division, currently in all markets of AmRest operation. He is responsible for development, monitoring of financial performance and image of the KFC brand.

Maurcio Garate Meza
General Counsel

Mauricio Gárate is a Mexican lawyer with more than 25 years of professional experience, who had started his practice in major law firms in Mexico and New York. Over the last 15 years he has established himself as one of the most experienced international corporate lawyers, holding senior positions in the most prominent companies in industries such as entertainment, consumer products, logistics and professional services. Mauricio has extensive experience in negotiating a wide range of commercial transactions, as well as M&A, financing and capital markets transactions.

Mauricio Gárate studied at the Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City.

Ismael Sanchez Moreno
Chief People Officer

Named as CPO of The Year in Mexico, Ismael is a seasoned Senior HR Executive with more than 20 years of experience in multicultural businesses with a global presence. He has led several HR transformation processes and aligned organizational current and future needs with business goals. His strengths are in Strategic HR planning, organizational design, business process reengineering and transformation, M&A and change management solutions.

Since 2013, he was a Human Resources Vice President for Bachoco - the world’s 5th largest poultry production and an organization with $4 billion in sales and 25,000 employees. Prior to Bachoco, Ismael was Corporate People and Change Management Director for Grupo Modelo in Mexico City and worked 11 years at CEMEX in HR located in Madrid.

He has University degrees including MBA and Masters in HR. Currently, he is Consultative Committee President of AMEDIRH (Mexican Human Resources Management Association) and NAHRMA (North America Human Resource Management Association) delegate (USA/CAN/MEX).

Eduardo Zamarripa

Eduardo Zamarripa serves as CFO for AmRest Holdings and brings more than 15 years’ experience in areas such as Finance, Strategy and Corporate Governance. Previously Mr. Zamarripa was CFO of Grupo Finaccess, Chief Strategy Officer for Conservas La Costeña, where he was a member of the Executive Committee. He also held several positions at Grupo Modelo in the Strategy, Finance and Investor Relations divisions. Prior to his 11-year stint at Grupo Modelo, Mr. Zamarripa was a consultant at Deloitte and an Auditor at KPMG.

Mr. Zamarripa is a Certified Public Accountant from the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and completed an MBA at the Instituto Panamericano en Alta Dirección de Empresas (IPADE) in Mexico as well as an Executive Program at Wharton University.

Since 2005 Mr. Zamarripa has continuously held a teaching position in the Master’s in Finance Program at the Universidad Anahuac México.

Santiago Gallo
Chief Marketing Officer

Santiago Gallo, Industrial Engineering (ITAM) & MBA (UIA - Universidad Iberoamericana), has 18+ years of Marketing experience, both in Mexico and the USA, plus 2 years as Operations Director for Walmart’s Bodega Aurrera.

He has collaborated with leading CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) / FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) brands like Trident, Clorets, and Halls.  In the beverages / beer sector he worked with brands like Modelo Especial, Victoria, Pacifico & spirits such as Tequila Casa Noble.  His role in retail was both as the Marketing Director for Walmart Mexico as well as a Regional Operations Director, leading 120+ stores and a team of 5,000+ associates.  Before coming to Amrest, Santiago was the Marketing Director for Domino’s Pizza Mexico.

He has the ability to balance strategic thought processes with execution efficiency thanks to a positive & results oriented attitude, always capitalizing both his Marketing and Operations experience.

Robert Żuk

Robert Żuk joined AmRest in May 2017 as Global Chief Information Officer.

Robert has over 20 years’ experience in Information Technology in well-established multinational corporations and dynamically growing companies.

Before joining AmRest, Robert held number of Senior Executive position in AXA Poland, Liberty Mutual Insurance Poland and GE Capital.

Robert holds a M.S. degree in Information Systems from Technical University of Gdansk, and MBA degree from University of Gdansk.

Ramanurup Sen
Food Service President

Mr. Ramanurup Sen is an experienced Supply Chain and Procurement professional in the food service sector, having more than 30 years’ experience in the restaurant and food manufacturing industry. He started his career in India working in food manufacturing for a Danone subsidiary before moving to the restaurant sector working for Yum Brands, Starbucks and Nando’s. Since 2000, he has been based in London in various UK, European, EMEA and Global roles operating in both equity and franchisee business environments. His previous roles include Head -Supply Chain (Indian Sub-Continent), European Supply Manager and Pizza Hut UK Supply Chain Director while with Yum, Supply Chain Director- EMEA for Starbucks and Group Procurement and Supply Chain Director for Nando’s. Prior to joining AmRest in Oct 2018 as Food Service President, his role in Nando’s involved setting up a Group Supply Chain function to leverage the global scale of the business across Europe/Africa/Asia/North America/Australia for both the restaurants as well as the consumer packed goods division in areas of Direct and indirect procurement, manufacturing and logistics.

Mr. Sen is a graduate in Production Engineering and an MBA, both from Jadavpur University, India.

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