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The man behind Australia's biggest pizza brand and Pizza Mogul
Categories: Business Speakers, CEO, Customer Service, Entrepreneur, Sales
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Get to know more about the man behind Australia's biggest pizza brand and his journey with the Domino’s brand. Don Meij has a powerful tale to tell; from pizza delivery driver to Leader of the largest Pizza chain in Australia with over 500 stores in Australia. In 2013, Don led the company to acquire a 75% interest in the 259 stores of Domino’s Pizza Japan.
Evidence of Don’s innovation and entrepreneurialism was shown when in July 2014, with Don’s vision and leadership, Domino’s Australia launched a world first initiative – Pizza Mogul. Pizza Mogul is a responsive website and mobile app that allows customers to: create their own pizza, identity and branding; share to their social networks; and earn a cut of every sale. Pizza Mogul has challenged not only the pizza industry, but the entire retail industry as a whole.
Don’s business acumen and his proven track record of successfully growing the Domino’s network to deliver shareholder value, is evidenced in numerous industry awards including: The Ernst & Young Australian Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2004, Australian Institute of Management (AIM) Professional Manager of the Year 2004 (QLD) and the 2002 QLD Retail Franchise.
Don’s international Domino's awards include Pizza International Manager of the Year 1996 and Chairman's Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Domino’s worldwide network 2004.
Today, Domino’s is the market leader in Australia and New Zealand, with strong business in the France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Japan markets. With over 1300 stores to the Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, Don has never been so determined to continue the growth and success of the brand that has already come so far.