US-based Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory appoints key independent chairperson
US-based premium confectionery manufacturer and retailer, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, has appointed Rahul Mewawalla as an independent chairperson of the Board, as part of its management restructuring, reports Neill Barston.
The move see’s a separation from the post of CEO, with the election of the company’s new chair forming part of the company’s drive towards delivering long-term growth and innovation for the business
With its global activities continuing to expand, the Colorado-headquartered company, which is an international franchiser of gourmet chocolate, confection and self-serve frozen yogurt stores, is also a manufacturer of premium chocolates and other confectionery products. It presently operates 334 Rocky Mountain stores in 37 states, as well as outlets in South Korea, Qatar, the Republic of Panama, and The Republic of the Philippines.
Having been appointed to the board, Mewawalla, who is a product, digital, technology and business leader, brings extensive strategic, operational, and transformational leadership expertise, having served in executive and leadership roles including as CEO, President, and various other roles with leading digital, technology, Internet, software, communications, ecommerce, financial services and media companies.
“Rahul brings tremendous value to our Board,” said former Chairperson and current RMCF President and Chief Executive Officer, Bryan J. Merryman.
“Rahul’s extensive expertise leading and driving innovation, transformation, and value enhancement to drive business growth and customer delight aligns well with our Board’s strategic and operational vision, and he is uniquely qualified to help us advance our long-term objectives. I am confident that with Rahul as independent Board Chairperson, we’ll be well-positioned to enhance delivering value for our shareholders, driving sales growth in-store, digital and online, and providing memorable experiences for our customers around the world.”
“I am honoured to take on the role of chairperson of the Board,” said Mr. Mewawalla. “This is an incredible company and a much beloved brand with significant potential for growth. As we look forward, we will sharpen our strategy and operations to deliver new innovations, better serve our customers, further support our franchisees, inspire our employees, enhance our operational excellence, and maximise the value we create for all our stakeholders. RMCF delights customers across the country and around the world and I am excited to support the company through its next chapter as we continue to deliver the exceptional products and experiences that consumers know and love.”