Raul Alvarez has been a Director since August 2013 and has served as a member of the Compensation Committee since December 2013 and a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since May 2016. He is currently Chairman and Representative Director at Skylark Co., Ltd., a Japanese-based operator of restaurant chains.
Mr. Alvarez also serves as an Operating Partner of Advent International, a global private equity investor. Mr. Alvarez served as President and Chief Operating Officer of McDonald's Corporation from August 2006 until December 2009. Previously, he served as President of McDonald's North America from January 2005 to August 2006 and as President of McDonald's USA from July 2004 to January 2005. Mr. Alvarez is a Director at Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., Lowe's Companies, Inc. and Eli Lilly and Company and served as a Director of McDonald's Corporation and KeyCorp until 2009.
Mr. Alvarez brings to the Board financial acumen as well as operating experience in franchising, company owned operations and executive leadership. His position as a Director of other public companies also enables him to share with the Board his experience with governance, audit and compensation issues facing public companies.