Top Burger King executive to resign
November 11, 2009
by Bryan Salvage
MIAMI — Russ Klein, Burger King Corp.’s president, global marketing strategy and innovation, is resigning effective Dec. 15 due to personal reasons. Peter Robinson, former president of the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa business segment, will oversee the global marketing function on an interim basis while the company conducts an executive search.
"On behalf of the company’s board of directors and the entire Burger King family, I thank Russ for his many contributions during his six-and-a-half years of dedicated service to the Burger King brand," said John Chidsey, Burger King Corp.’s chairman and chief executive. "Russ has been a valued member of the global executive team and his passion and dedication will be missed."
Mr. Robinson most recently served as the company’s president of the E.M.E.A. business segment and served on the global executive team for more than three years. His career spans more than 30 years in the consumer foods industry. He has extensive leadership and marketing experience with brands such as the Frito-Lay International Division of PepsiCo, Kraft General Foods and Procter & Gamble.