José E. Cil is Chief Executive Officer of Restaurant Brands International Inc. (RBI) and has set out to build the most loved restaurant brands in the world: BURGER KING®, TIM HORTONS®, POPEYES® and FIREHOUSE SUBS®.
José brings to the role a 20-year track record of results-driven leadership at Burger King, most recently serving as Global President. RBI generates approximately $35 billion in annual system-wide sales, offering an exceptional guest experience in each one of its more than 29,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. Through its Restaurant Brands for Good framework, RBI is improving sustainable outcomes related to food, the planet, and people and communities.
In 2021, José was awarded Restaurant Leader of the Year by Restaurant Business Magazine. He was recognized for his collaborative leadership style and for his vision and ability to drive growth for RBI brands in home markets and across the globe. In addition, South Florida Business Journal named him a 2021 South Florida Ultimate CEO honoree.
José was formerly on the board of directors for Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc., Burger King’s largest franchisee, and served as Co-Chairman of the Burger King McLamore Foundation, an organization that creates brighter futures through education and emergency relief. Earlier in his career, he held the position of Vice President and Regional General Manager for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Florida.
A leader in his community, José is involved in organizations that promote the economic development of Florida. He serves as a Council Member on the Florida Council of 100 and as a Board Member of Enterprise Florida. José is also an active member of the Orange Bowl Committee, which promotes South Florida through an annual football game and community events.
He is a graduate of Tulane University and started his career practicing law after earning his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.