NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. — Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. has filled out its leadership team with the addition of two executives. Roger E. Theodoredis joins the company as chief legal officer, and Tabassum Zalotrawala has been named chief development officer. Both will report to Brian R. Niccol, chief executive officer of Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Mr. Theodoredis most recently was general secretary at Danone North America with responsibility for legal, public affairs, communications, scientific affairs and corporate security. Previously, he held various legal roles at WhiteWave Foods Co., Mead Johnson Nutritionals and Chiquita Brands International.
Ms. Zalotrawala joins the company from Panda Restaurant Group, where she was chief development officer and vice-president of design, construction, facilities and strategic sourcing. Prior to that, she held roles focusing on store development and franchisee support at Arby’s Restaurant Group.
“I am energized about having such a world-class executive leadership team in place to accelerate our strategic goals,” Mr. Niccol said. “Roger and Tabassum are perfect additions to the team, and their experience will be essential as Chipotle focuses on winning today and cultivating a better future. I’m confident that this team will lead Chipotle’s culture of purpose, innovation, and accountability to deliver new levels of growth and value for customers and shareholders.”