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Dunkin’ Brands’ Nigel Travis cedes international role to 16-year vet

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The duties of former Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis have been narrowed again with the appointment of 16-year veteran John Varughese to head the international operations of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. 

Travis had been serving as interim chief of the franchisor’s international arm for the last nine months. He remains the chairman of Dunkin’ Brands after surrendering the CEO’s job to McDonald’s alumnus Dave Hoffmann this summer. Travis led Dunkin’ Brands for nine years.

Varughese moves up to SVP of Dunkin’ Brands’ international businesses after working for 16 years within the company’s international operations. 

"John is a seasoned international retail executive with a deep understanding of both the Baskin-Robbins and Dunkin' brands and the countries we serve," Hoffmann said in a statement. "His appointment as the head of our international business enables us to seamlessly continue our support of franchisees and licensees and strategically grow our two brands outside the U.S." 

Travis’resignation as CEO had been expected, in part because of his recent purchase of a European soccer club. 

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