NEW YORK- Shake Shack announced on Nov. 2 the election of Josh Silverman to its board of directors, effective Nov. 17. Silverman will become the eighth member of Shake Shack's board and he will also serve on its audit committee.

Silverman was most recently the president of consumer products and services at American Express from June 2011 to December 2015, with responsibility for the flagship US consumer cards and global consumer travel businesses. Prior to joining American Express, Silverman was the CEO of Skype. He also held various senior executive roles at eBay.

“I admire the passion that people have for Shake Shack, and I love the food and the brand,” said Silverman. “I’m ready to leverage my experience in helping fast-growing brands unlock their full potential, and I look forward to being a part of Shake Shack’s continued growth and exciting future.”

 “Josh's experience building and running some of the world's most loved global consumer and technology brands will add a valuable perspective to our board of directors,” said Randy Garutti, Shake Shack CEO. “We are excited to welcome Josh to our Board.”