Wasabi appoints Henry Brits as new CEO

Sushi restaurant Wasabi has appointed Henry Brits as its new CEO,  announcing that he will join the business on 29 November.

Brits has previously worked at Yum! Brands and was involved in the turnaround of Pizza Hut Restaurants under private equity ownership. Earlier this year Wasabi secured investment from investment firm Capdesia to support the expansion of its UK and US portfolios. 

Dong Hyun Kim, founder of Wasabi said: “We are very pleased to welcome Henry to the team. Wasabi has come a long way since our Camden days, and Henry has the right experience and knowledge to lead us to the next stage of growth so we can continue to make the best sushi and bento accessible to everyone.”

Brits added: “I am very excited to be getting on board with such a vibrant brand, strong business and great team. Kim and his colleagues have built a hugely impressive business over the last 16 years and have shown the strength of the brand through continued growth and delivery even against the backdrop of recent challenges within the industry.

“This is a business that is well placed to grow in an exciting and expanding sector of the market. There are many exciting growth opportunities ahead and I feel very privileged to be joining the team for the next phase of their journey.”

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