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BK, Hortons get new officers

Restaurant Brands International, the newly formed parent company of Burger King and Tim Hortons, has shuffled the management of the two brands and named its top corporate officers.

Burger King will be lead by a new president, Jose Cil, formerly head of the chain’s operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He will be relocated to Miami, Fla., where Burger King has been headquartered.

Alex Macedo remains president of Burger King’s North American operation.

Day-to-day responsibility for Tim Hortons has been given to a new president, Elias Dias Sese, formerly president of Burger King’s Asia Pacific region.

Hortons’ Canadian business will be overseen by a new president and COO, David Clanachan, and U.S. operations will continue to be headed by president Mike Meilleur.

Marc Caira, previously president and CEO of Hortons, serves on the board as vice chairman.

All report up to Restaurant Brands CEO Daniel Schwartz, formerly the CEO of Burger King.

Restaurant Brands was formed last week by stock swaps that merged Burger King and Hortons. The company is based in Canada, the homeland of Hortons.

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