José E. Cil is executive vice president and President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for Burger King Corporation (BKC). Cil is based in Zug, Switzerland at the company’s EMEA headquarters, where he oversees all EMEA business, including operations, marketing, development, purchasing, supply and distribution. He also serves as a key member of the global executive leadership team.
Cil began his career with BKC in 2000 as a senior attorney where he was responsible for legal matters related to supply and distribution for North American restaurants, research and development of new products and equipment, operations programs and services, product marketing and crisis management. Prior to joining the company, he was an associate attorney at the Miami office of Holland & Knight, where he practiced in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation.
Cil was named one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s Top 100 Influentials for 2009. In 2008, the Spanish publication Franquicias Hoy named Cil one of the top 40 Franchise Leaders in Spain.