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Chilango welcomes Nigel Sherwood as non-exec director

The appointment follows the sale of the business in August 2020 to RDCP Group, an investment firm run by Sameer Rizvi and Iryna Dubylovska

Chilango, the 14-strong Mexican-inspired restaurant chain with sites across London and the UK, has announced the appointment of Nigel Sherwood, who will be joining the board as a non-executive director. 

Sherwood is currently chief operating officer at Wagamama and has also worked as  managing director at Shake Shack, and within other senior roles at Nandos and Pizza Hut UK. 

He joins the company’s new owners to “drive the business forward” alongside managing director Richard Franks.

It comes as the group announces a pipeline of new openings planned for 2021/22. Following the success of its regional sites in Manchester, Reading and most recently in Brighton, the chain is looking for “new regional locations” as well as further sites in London. 

The appointment follows the sale of the business in August 2020 to RDCP Group, an investment firm run by Sameer Rizvi and Iryna Dubylovska.

Richard Franks, managing director at Chilango, said: “We are hugely excited to have Nigel on board. His wealth of experience in the hospitality sector is invaluable and I can’t think of anyone better to help guide our growth and support our aim to continually improve. He is a perfect fit for our plans going forward.”

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