Global Restaurant Investment Forum

24-25 May 2022 | Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

24-25 May 2022 | Riyadh Airport Marriott Hotel

Speaker Profile

Henry McGovern

Founder and Former Chief Emotional Officer, AmRest

Henry has earned his reputation as one of the leading entrepreneurs and most successful businessmen in Europe.

The founder and former Chief Emotional Officer of AmRest, a leading restaurant company in Europe, an operator of quick service and casual dining concepts, including such world class brands as KFC, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Starbucks, La Tagliatella, Blue Frog, Bacoa and Sushi Shop, with over 2,100 restaurants across 26 countries, Henry is the embodiment of the “Wszystko Jest Możliwe!” (Anything Is Possible!) culture.

Since 2005 AmRest has been a public company traded on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and from 2018 also on the Madrid Stock Exchange (trade symbol at both: EAT).

AmRest has grossly outperformed the market, rising in value from $100 mill to almost $3 billion, since its IPO under Henry’s leadership representing a 27% CAGR over the 14-year period.

Henry’s vision and strategy led the company to become a co-lead investor in Glovo, Spain’s leading food delivery platform and therefore the first restaurant operator with back integration.

“Forbes Magazine” named Henry one of the Top 5 businesspeople of Poland.

Henry McGovern is a father of three boys and a daughter and lives with his wife and children in Wroclaw, Poland.

He is an active member of “Young Presidents Organization”.

Henry develops his interests in the New Technologies and Food Trends issues being an investor in early stage start-ups solving the biggest world’s problems in these areas.

He has been a speaker on foodservice and technology conferences like the European Food Service Summit, the Singularity University or ScaleUp Summit: