General Session Speaker &
Innovation Forum Speaker

Jose Armario

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Jose Armario has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Bojangles since January 2019. His strong and visionary leadership has led Bojangles to become a more unified, innovative and nimble brand.

Armario has more than 40 years of senior leadership experience with such brands as Burger King, LensCrafters and McDonald’s. He retired as executive vice president of worldwide supply chain, development, and franchising of McDonald’s Corporation in October 2015, after having held that position since August 2011. During his time with McDonald’s Corporation, Armario served in several prominent leadership positions including president of McDonald’s Chile, and group president of McDonald’s Canada and Latin America.

Armario is a director of Golden State Foods and Bojangles', Inc., a member of the President’s Council of the University of Miami and a director for Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation. He is also a former board member with the USG Corporation, Avon Products, Inc., the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and a former director with the Council of the Americas, NY, and Ronald McDonald House Charities of Latin America.