German Doner Kebab makes additions to leadership team ahead of growth plans

German Doner Kebab has appointed two new additions to its leadership team to support the fast-casual brand’s international growth ambitions.

Mike Brouwers and Georgina Cavendish join German Doner Kebab as the brand gets set to embark on a period of rapid growth across the globe.

Brouwers, the new Senior Director of Marketing for GDK UK and Europe division, is an award-winning marketing director with over 25 years of global, regional, and local commercial experience. He has worked with well-known multinational companies in FMCG and Food Service Sector including Subway, where he worked as the Regional Marketing Director for Europe and for Diageo as a Global Brand Director.

Cavendish (pictured) joins as CFO for GDK International Limited from another of one Hero Brand’s portfolio, Island Poké, where she worked as the Finance Director. Her career highlights also include Hilton Hotels and Benito’s Hat.

German Doner Kebab is revolutionising the kebab across the globe, bringing a fresh, high-quality taste sensation that has made it the number one spot to enjoy a kebab.

Freshly prepared in front of customers, the game-changing kebabs are made using premium, lean, succulent meats and fresh local vegetables, served in handmade toasted breads with unique signature sauces.

The brand now has over 90 restaurants worldwide as it continues to bring the GDK experience to more locations worldwide.

Imran Sayeed, CEO of GDK International said, “We are delighted to be welcoming Mike and Georgina to the GDK family.Mike is a strategic thinker and has the knowledge and wisdom to drive our business forward. Likewise, Georgina has a wealth of fast-casual dining and start-up experience.

“They both will be instrumental in driving marketing initiatives across our network and will further reinforce GDK as a brand of the future.”

Brouwers said, “I am looking forward to coming onboard at GDK. We have a wonderful team here, and I am excited to continue forging on with onovative marketing initiatives to really build a brand that responds to our consumer’s needs.”

Cavendish said: “I am excited to be joining GDK at such a key phase in its international growth strategy. I’ve gained a wealth of experience from working with Hero Brands’ and I am looking forward to delving deeper into the GDK business and all it has to offer.”