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Dunkin’ Appoints Roland Smith to Board of Directors


Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN), the parent company that oversees 12,200 Dunkin’ Donuts and 7,800 Baskin-Robbins franchises, announced on July 19 that it has appointed Roland C. Smith, 62, to be a member of its board of directors.

Smith was the president and CEO of Office Depot from 2013 through early 2017. He has been the president and CEO of The Wendy’s Company and CEO of Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. He began his career at Proctor & Gamble.

"Roland is a veteran public company CEO with experience in a broad range of industries, including consumer goods, quick-service restaurants, and grocery and specialty retail stores. His track record of delivering strong business results, including growing revenue and increasing operating profit, as well as his more than 30 years spent heading up complex, global companies, will greatly benefit Dunkin' Brands as we work to position both our brands for success,” said Nigel Travis, chairman and chief executive officer of Dunkin' Brands Group Inc.

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