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Restaurant Brands International Inc (QSR.TO)

QSR.TO on Toronto Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Daniel Schwartz

38 2019 Executive Chairman of the Board, Co-Chairman

Alexandre Behring

52 2019 Co-Chairman of the Board

Jose Cil

49 2019 Chief Executive Officer

Marc Caira

65 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board

Matthew Dunnigan

35 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Alexandre Macedo

41 2017 President - Tim Hortons

Alexandre Santoro

47 2017 President - Popeyes

Joshua Kobza

32 2019 Chief Operating Officer

Jacqueline Friesner

46 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Jill Granat

53 2014 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Joao Castro-Neves

52 2018 Independent Director

Carlos Alberto da Veiga Sicupira

71 2014 Independent Director

Martin Franklin

54 2014 Independent Director

Paul Fribourg

65 2014 Independent Director

Neil Golden

57 2016 Independent Director

Ali Hedayat

44 2016 Independent Director

Golnar Khosrowshahi

47 2018 Independent Director

Roberto Moses Thompson Motta

61 2014 Independent Director

Alexandre Van Damme

57 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Daniel Schwartz

Mr. Daniel S. Schwartz is Executive Chairman of the Board, Co-Chairman of the Company. Mr. Schwartz has served on our Board since December 2014. Mr. Schwartz, the former Chief Executive Officer of the Company from December 2014 until January 22, 2019, was appointed Executive Chairman of the Company effective January 23, 2019 and will serve in that capacity for a transition period ending September 30, 2019. From June 2013 until December 2014, Mr. Schwartz served as CEO, from April 2013 until June 2013, he served as Chief Operating Officer and from January 2011 until April 2013, he served as Chief Financial Officer of BKW and its predecessor. Mr. Schwartz joined Burger King Holdings, Inc. in October 2010 as Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Since January 2008, Mr. Schwartz has been a partner with 3G Capital, where he was responsible for managing 3G Capital’s private equity business until October 2010. From 2012 until February 2015, Mr. Schwartz served as a director of Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., RBI’s largest Burger King franchisee in the United States. Mr. Schwartz is a director of 3G Capital.

Alexandre Behring

Mr. Alexandre C. Behring is Co-Chairman of the Board of the Board of the Company. Mr. Behring has served on our Board as Chairman since December 2014. Mr. Behring is a Founding Partner and has been Managing Partner and a Board Member of 3G Capital Partners LP, 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. (“BKW”) 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, from April 2014 until April 2019. Previously, Mr. Behring spent ten 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 until 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 until May 2011, Mr. Behring served as a director of CSX Corporation, a U.S. rail-based transportation company. Mr. Behring is 52 years old and resides in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jose Cil

Mr. Jose E. Cil is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Cil was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in January 2019, and previously served as President, Burger King since December 2014. Mr. Cil served as Executive Vice President and President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Burger King Worldwide and its predecessor from November 2010 until December 2014. Prior to this role, Mr. Cil was Vice President and Regional General Manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Florida from February 2010 to November 2010. From September 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Cil served as Vice President of Company Operations of Burger King Corporation and from September 2005 to September 2008, he served as Division Vice President, Mediterranean and NW Europe Divisions, EMEA of a subsidiary of Burger King Corporation.

Marc Caira

Mr. Marc Caira is Vice Chairman of the Board of Restaurant Brands International Inc. Mr. Caira has served on our Board as Vice Chairman since December 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. From July 2015 until November 2018, Mr. Caira served as a director of Hydro One Inc., a Canadian public energy transmission and distribution company. Since July 2015, Mr. Caira has served on the board of the Minto Group, a private real estate development and property management company. Since May 3, 2018, Mr. Caira has served as a director of Gildan Activewear Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of branded apparel. He also serves on their Compensation and Human Resources Committee and Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility Committee. On December 15, 2014, we engaged Mr. Caira to provide transition services and assist with our global expansion strategy and in October 2017 we extended Mr. Caira’s contract for consulting services through 2018.

Matthew Dunnigan

Mr. Matthew Dunnigan is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Dunnigan was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2018. From October 2014 until January 2018, Mr. Dunnigan held the position of Treasurer, where he took on increasing responsibilities and successfully led all of the Company's capital markets activities. Before he joined the Company, Mr. Dunnigan served as Vice President of Crescent Capital Group LP, from September 2013 through October 2014, where he evaluated investments across the credit markets. Prior to that, Mr. Dunnigan spent three years as a private equity investment professional for H.I.G. Capital.

Alexandre Macedo

Mr. Alexandre Macedo is President - Tim Hortons of the Company. Mr. Macedo has served as President, Tim Hortons since December 2017. Previously, he served as President North America for Burger King from April 2013 until December 2017, where he led the turnaround of the Burger King business. Mr. Macedo joined Burger King Corporation in July 2011 as SVP, Marketing, North America and later was General Manager of the U.S. franchise business. Prior to joining Burger King, Mr. Macedo was founder and partner of True Marketing, a Brazilian based marketing consulting firm form from December 2008 to June 2011. He also worked at AmBev, a Brazilian brewing company from June 2003 through March 2007, where he served as head of the Brahma Beer business unit.

Alexandre Santoro

Mr. Alexandre Santoro is President - Popeyes of the Company. Mr. Santoro was appointed President, Popeyes in March 2017. From April 2015 until March 2017, Mr. Santoro was responsible for Global Supply Chain, Quality Assurance and Global Operations. Mr. Santoro served in multiple strategic roles for America Latina Logistica from April 2002 through March 2015, including Chief Executive Officer of America Latina Logistica from June 2013 through March 2015.

Joshua Kobza

Mr. Joshua Kobza is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Kobza was appointed Chief Operating Officer of the Company in January 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Kobza served as Chief Technology Officer and Development Officer of the Company from January 2018 to January 2019, and as Chief Financial Officer of the Company from December 2014 to January 2018. From April 2013 to December 2014, Mr. Kobza served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Burger King Worldwide. Mr. Kobza joined Burger King Worldwide in June 2012 as Director, Investor Relations, and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Finance in December 2012. From January 2011 until June 2012, Mr. Kobza worked at SIP Capital, a Sao Paulo based private investment firm, where he evaluated investments across a number of industries and geographies. From July 2008 until December 2010, Mr. Kobza served as an analyst in the corporate private equity area of the Blackstone Group in New York City.

Jacqueline Friesner

Ms. Jacqueline Friesner is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Restaurant Brands International Inc. Ms. Friesner was appointed Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company in December 2014. Ms. Friesner served as Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of Burger King Worldwide and its predecessor from March 2011 until December 2014. Prior thereto, Ms. Friesner served in positions of increasing responsibility with Burger King Corporation. Before joining Burger King Corporation in October 2002, she was an audit manager at Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Miami, Florida.

Jill Granat

Ms. Jill M. Granat is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Restaurant Brands International Inc. Ms. Granat was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in December 2014. Ms. Granat served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Burger King Worldwide and its predecessor since February 2011. Prior to this time, Ms. Granat was Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of Burger King Corporation from July 2009 until March 2011. Ms. Granat joined Burger King Corporation in 1998 as a member of the legal department and served in positions of increasing responsibility with Burger King Corporation.

Joao Castro-Neves

Mr. Joao M. Castro-Neves is Independent Director of the company. Mr. Castro-Neves has served as a director since June 2018. Mr. Castro-Neves was Zone President, North America, of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV from January 2015 until December 2017. Mr. Castro-Neves joined Companhia de Bebidas das Americas (AMBEV), a predecessor of Anheuser-Busch InBev, in 1996 and served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Chief Financial Officer from January 2005 until December 2006 and Chief Executive Officer from January 2009 until December 2014. He has also served as CEO of Quilmes Industrial S.A., a subsidiary of AMBEV based in Argentina, from January 2007 until December 2008. Mr. Castro-Neves holds a degree in computer engineering from the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro and an M.B.A. from the University of Illinois.

Carlos Alberto da Veiga Sicupira

Mr. Carlos Alberto da Veiga Sicupira is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sicupira has served on our Board since December 2014 and previously served on the board of BKW and its predecessor from October 2010 until December 2014. Mr. Sicupira is one of the founding Principal Partners of 3G Capital and continues to serve as a board member. Mr. Sicupira served as a member of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev from 2004 until April 2019. 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 has also been 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.

Martin Franklin

Mr. Martin E. Franklin is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Franklin has served on our Board since December 2014. Mr. Franklin is the founder and CEO of Mariposa Capital LLC since June 2013 and Chairman and the controlling shareholder of Royal Oak Enterprises, LLC, a leading manufacturer of charcoal and grilling products, since July 2016. Mr. Franklin previously served on the board of BKW from June 2012 until 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. From April 2016 until January 2018, Mr. Franklin served as a director of Newell Brands Inc. Mr. Franklin is founder and chairman of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (now Element Solutions, Inc.), 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. In October 2017, Mr. Franklin became a Founder of J2 Acquisition Limited, a $1.25 billion acquisition vehicle listed on the London Stock Exchange. 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.

Paul Fribourg

Mr. Paul J. Fribourg is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Fribourg has served on our Board since December 2014. Previously, Mr. Fribourg served on the board of BKW and its predecessor from October 2010 until 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 Lead Director of Loews Corporation, a large diversified holding company, since October 1997. Mr. Fribourg has also been a director of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin-care, make-up, fragrances and hair products, since April 2006, Castleton Commodities International, a leading merchant energy company, since January 2013, Syngenta AG, a leading agriculture company, since November 2018, Bunge Limited, an agribusiness and food company, since November 2018 and Restaurant Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of edible oil management and distribution systems, since October 2018. He was a director of Apollo Global Management, LLC, an alternative investment management firm, from March 2011 until November 30, 2018, 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.

Neil Golden

Mr. Neil Golden is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Golden has served on our Board since June 2016. Mr. Golden served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for McDonald’s Corporation’s U.S. segment from November 2007 until 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 been as a lecturer and faculty advisor with his alma mater Northwestern University. 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. Mr. Golden serves on the board of Learners Edge, a company that provides an online education platform serving the k-12 teaching community. Mr. Golden serves on the board of DataSource, a firm specializing in serving multilocation brands in the optimization of a wide range of marketing and operations communications. He also competed on the Men’s International Professional Tennis Tour.

Ali Hedayat

Mr. Ali Hedayat is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hedayat has served on our Board since July 2016. Mr. Hedayat is the founder and has been Managing Director of Maryana Capital, a financial firm in Toronto, Canada, since March 2015. He previously cofounded Edoma Capital in London, a capital fund, where he worked from 2010 until December 2012, and was a partner at Indus Capital, a capital fund in London, from May 2013 until March 2015. Mr. Hedayat held progressively more senior roles at the Goldman Sachs Group from 1997 to 2010, including from 2005 to 2007 as Managing Director of the European Principal Strategies group and from 2007 to 2010 as Managing Director and Co-head of the Americas Principal Strategies group. Mr. Hedayat served on the board of U.S. Geothermal Inc., a leading renewable energy company, from February 2017 until its sale to Ormat Technologies Inc. in April 2018 and currently serves on the board of Crius Energy, an independent energy retailer in the United States.

Golnar Khosrowshahi

Ms. Golnar Khosrowshahi is Independent Director of the company. Ms. Khosrowshahi has served as a director since June 2018. Ms. Khosrowshahi has been the Chief Executive Officer of Reservoir Media Management, an independent music publisher based in New York with offices in Los Angeles, London and Toronto, since July 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Khosrowshahi was the Director of Account Services at Imagination NYC Inc., an experiential marketing firm headquartered in the United Kingdom, from 1999 to 2002. Ms. Khosrowshahi serves on the audit and finance committee of The Bishop Strachan School, Canada’s oldest independent day and boarding school for girls (since September 2017), as Board Chair of Silkroad, a musical collective founded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 1998 (since September 2013), and as a director on the board of the National Music Publishers Association, a trade association representing all American music publishers and their songwriting partners (since June 2015).

Roberto Moses Thompson Motta

Mr. Roberto Moses Thompson Motta is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thompson Motta has served on our Board since December 2014. Previously, Mr. Thompson Motta served on the board of BKW from July 2013 until 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, São Carlos Empreendimentos e Participações S.A. since September 2001 and StoneCo Ltd., a leading provider of financial technology solutions, since October 2018. From August 2004 until 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.

Alexandre Van Damme

Mr. Alexandre Van Damme is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Van Damme has served on our Board since December 2014. He previously served on the board of BKW and its predecessor from December 2011 until 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). Mr. Van Damme has served on the board of directors of the Kraft Heinz Company since April 2018. He served as a board member of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., a Dutch company that processes and trades coffee, tea and other groceries, from August 2013 until May 2018 and Keurig Green Mountain Inc. from May 2016 until May 2018. Mr. Van Damme is also a director of DKMS, the largest bone marrow donor center in the world. Mr. Van Damme graduated from Solvay Business School in Brussels.