30 January 2019
(“BigDish” or the “Company”)
Appointment of New CEO
BigDish Plc (LON: DISH), a food technology company that operates a yield management platform for restaurants, is pleased to announce that Sanj Naha will be appointed as CEO of BigDish in mid-February.
Mr Naha has significant experience in restaurant and hospitality technology platforms in the UK and Europe and has held senior positions at companies such as TripAdvisor and Bookatable. Furthermore, he has worked as a consultant for large restaurant groups in the UK. He has also sat on the Board of four technology startups, which were successfully bought out. Joost Boer will remain with the Company as Chief Product Officer (CPO) but will no longer be a Director of the Company.
Mr Naha has already identified further locations within the first two UK territories where the Company plans to grow from Q1 2019. Expansion to other UK territories will be announced in due course. The Company is able to expand within its first two territories using its current staff base.
Sanj Naha, incoming CEO, commented:
“We wish to thank Joost Boer for his contribution to BigDish both as Founder and in building a world class technology platform. BigDish is a fantastic opportunity and all the indications lead me to believe it has the potential to become a dominant player in UK restaurant technology.
“I believe the UK is the right place to be at this time. Given how advanced the BigDish tech platform is, I do not expect that we will need to have a huge staff base in the UK. Whilst at TripAdvisor I helped grow their restaurant base from 11,000 to 36,000 over a two year period. We discovered that the key was to have the right restaurants and the right deals. I intend to bring that same philosophy to BigDish and management fully expect that we will achieve break even in our first two territories within 2H 2019.”
THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INSIDE INFORMATION FOR THE PURPOSES OF ARTICLE 7 OF THE MARKET ABUSE REGULATION EU 596/2014 (“MAR”)
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