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Bubba Gump announces new CEO

US-based Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market Inc. – which operates restaurants in Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Hong Kong, as well as the US and Mexico – has announced Tim Busald has been appointed president and CEO.

"Our team has built a company culture which consistently delivers an exceptional dining experience for our guests," said Busald on 5 April. "We have great employees, highly committed operators and a superior executive staff. I am excited to lead this team as we continue to build the Bubba Gump brand worldwide."

Also announced was the appointment of Gail Taggart to the post of executive vice president and chief strategic officer. Taggart most recently served as vice president of operations and development.

Busald and Taggart are both company founders. Busald has led operations for the company since its inception in 1996. Taggart has been instrumental in the company’s expansion into international markets.

"This brand enjoys worldwide recognition and is well established as a leader in every market we have entered," said Taggart. "We see tremendous opportunity for domestic and international growth in the coming months."

(Source: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurant and Market Inc.)