March 20, 2008
Julio Ramirez is executive vice president of global operations for Burger King Corp. (BKC) and previously held the position of president of the Latin America/Caribbean region, where he was responsible for operations, marketing, development, purchasing, supply and distribution. He reports directly to the CEO and serves as a key member of the executive leadership team. Ramirez has worked for BKC for more than 20 years.
He did two tours of duty as head of the Latin America/Caribbean region. His first tenure ran from 1994 to 2000, being elevated to president in 1997 after initial responsibility as the vice president and general manager.
Ramirez previously served two years as the senior vice president of franchise operations and development for BKC, where he was responsible for the management of franchise operations in the United States and Canada, as well as for company operations in Canada. Earlier in his career with BKC, he held several positions in marketing and operations, serving as director of field marketing for the United States and director of field promotions for the Southeast region.
Ramirez graduated with a bachelor's degree in economics from Georgia State University and holds an MBA from the University of Georgia. He has also completed an Advanced Management program from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Ramirez has been a board member of the Mercy Foundation since 2004.
He is a member of the U.S.–Mexico Chamber of Commerce; Latin American Forum (FIU); Latin American CEO Network, an organization of presidents of the Latin America region based in Miami, Florida; and the Alexis de Tocqueville Society, which is a branch of the United Way of Dade County.