Rodrigo de la Torre has agreed to serve on our board of directors as Lead Director. Mr. de la Torre has over 15 years of business development, finance and strategy experience in top tier multinational organizations, predominantly in the consumer and retail sectors.
He is currently the Head of Finance and Strategy for Taco Bell Global since April 2019 and previously served as Global Director of Finance and Head of M&A at Pizza Hut International from March 2016 to April 2019. During his time at Yum! Brands, Mr. de la Torre has executed landmark master franchise agreements and partnerships such as the 2018 strategic alliance with Telepizza across Latin America & Iberia.
Prior to joining Yum! Brands, Mr. de la Torre was a Vice President in the Consumer & Retail Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse in New York, where he worked from 2010 to March 2016. During his time at Credit Suisse, Mr. de la Torre advised corporations and financial sponsors in a range of high-profile consumer sector transactions.
Mr. de la Torre additionally held M&A and strategy roles at Fonterra Co-operative, a leading dairy products manufacturer, from 2004 to 2007 and was an analyst at ANZ Bank from 2003 to 2004. Mr. de la Torre received a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in 2010 and a Bachelor of Commerce with Honors in Economics and Finance from Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand in 2003.