EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Leadership Team

Eduardo

Eduardo "Ed" ROMERO

President and CEO

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

Prior to joining Hana Group, I worked at Walmart Stores International, Chiquita Brands International, Procter & Gamble, and the US Army.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I currently serve on the board for ReFED, a non-profit dedicated to reducing food waste through data, insights, and collaboration.

What are your passions and personal projects?

My hobbies include flying, motorcyles, hiking, and skiing.

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

Spicy tuna crunch roll!

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

We're focused on delivering Hana Group’s purpose of helping everyone have access to healthy, great tasting food that sustains them and the planet. It’s a big stable company that still feels small; it’s a place where anyone and everyone can still make an impact.

Stéphane

Stéphane LAUGIER

Group CFO

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I started my career in the US in the tech industry. After that, I held multiple interim C-Suite positions, mostly in retail businesses with a focus on transformation across Europe. I am now Hana Group CFO.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I care about the environment. I am also involved in the association Surfrider.

What are your passions and personal projects?

I am married with 4 kids who keep me busy! Hiking with family and a donkey on Stevenson trail (France). My hobbies include modern art, mountains and food.

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

Salmon rice sandwich!

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Joining a fast-growing company inspired by 2 great founders, and making affordable healthy and exotic food to consumers. I like Hana Group’s agile organization, entrepreneur mindset, innovation, serving 12 different markets in the world with a potential for many more consumers and channels!

Irina

Irina PRYADKINA-KAMIRI

Chief Human Resources Officer

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I have joined Hana Group in June 2020, as Chief Human Resources Officer. Prior to joining Hana Group, I have had 20 years of experience in various Human Resources roles in FMCG and Food industries, in France and internationally.

 Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I am currently part of an association "Club XXI century" whose objective is to promote diversity. I care about diversity and inclusion, as well as creating opportunities to people according to their talents and abilities and not only their social or ethnic origines, gender or quality of their network.

What are your passions and personal projects?

My hobbies include painting, traveling and spending time with my children.

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

Crunch salmon!

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is an international company with a start-up spirit. And this is our great competitive advantage as an employer brand. I like the people in Hana Group: competent, simple and committed, dynamic and inclusive.

Country managers

Samuel

Samuel GUILLOU

Market Director France

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I have a background in catering and luxury hotels.

What are your passions?

I love photography and especially walks by the sea, I can't go more than a week without seeing it.

Do you have an anecdote?

When I first joined Hana Group, we had such a small headquarter that we sometimes did meetings sitting on the floor with our computer on our lap. Not for long, but we were still in start-up mode.

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

Crunch salmon and the box of the month, always with coleslaw!

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a human and creative company, which gives meaning to daily life through its dynamism and responsiveness. I love our responsiveness, trust and entrepreneurial spirit.

François

François LASSOURD

France & Corporate Business Development Director

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I have worked in large food companies for the last 30 years, mainly in sales, business development or country manager positions. I had the chance to work in mature and developing countries, with totally different challenges, and an opening to different cultures.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I am particularly attentive to inclusion and diversity in a company. It is a source of wealth, and I have had the opportunity to invest in these points with different organizations such as Nos quartiers ont des talents, by mentoring, organizing meetings, testimonies, workshops and other events.

What are your passions?

I am a beekeeper, which has changed my relationship with nature. It is my escape, my place of abandonment and reflection, of calm. Most of all, it's an incredible, organized world from which we can learn a lot. Don't get me started on the subject, or you'll keep asking questions!

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

I like sushi in general. What I particularly like about Hana Group is the quality of the nigiri. The rice is well cooked but you can feel each grain on your tongue, and it is sufficiently vinegary to enhance the taste. In my opinion, this is our unique signature.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a boiling gold mine. For all entrepreneurs, adventurers, it is an Eldorado. There is so much to do, the company is growing so fast. We are rolling out our culinary travel project for the greatest number of people, young and old, everywhere in the world, with a restaurant quality offer accessible to all budgets. Hana Group is also about inclusion and diversity on a daily basis. This is one of the company's great strengths, it is part of its DNA, without being organized. Hana Group is about showing that everything is possible tomorrow, for everyone too. So join us, you have a place here!

Ashley

Ashley TAYLOR

Managing Director United States

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

My background is in retail merchandising and operations, I worked for Walmart US and International Divisions. Also I held leadership positions at Colgate Palmolive, Chiquita and Acosta Sales and Marketing.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I am very active in the International Women’s Forum. I was selected to do a 1 one year fellowship through their program in 2017 and I became a member of the Forum in 2020.

What are your passions?

I love retail and every aspect of retail and food retail. When I’m not working, I enjoy living at the beach and recently started playing pickleball (similar to tennis) and am taking golf lessons.

What is your favorite sushi?

In one of my jobs I spent a substantial amount of time in Brazil. I had the BEST Salmon Temaki there. It is common to have panko or some crispy topping on temaki there, even Doritos are common. It remains my favorite roll and I want to go back to Sao Paulo to have it again.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is an exciting company that delivers healthy, sustainable sushi to customers around the world through a variety of channels. We will continue to grow and set ourselves apart due to our commitment to quality and ability to leverage global best practices across the markets we operate. I love so many things about our company! The transparent culture and ability to drive a business locally but be a part of a global team. Also everyone is very supportive and focused on growth. The US team is amazing and adding new talent to help us on our journey.

Jason

Jason DANCIGER

Managing Director United Kingdom

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I spent 4 decades in the food industry and I am enjoying starting my 5th...
Michelin Star Years - these years saw me in his chef’s whites with Roux Brothers and other luminaries leading to the helm of some of London’s most prestigious restaurants.
Café Society Years - my 10 year journey took the group from 4 to 160+ café bars in roles as diverse as operations director to purchasing & marketing director.
Premium Restaurants - quality restaurants were flying back with successful brands such as Chez Gérard, Livebait and Bertorelli’s. I acted as their commercial director running food development, purchasing, information technology and property functions.
Gastro Pub Boom - I joined the Spirit Group and put pub food firmly on the map, which became a significant growth driver both for their 3,000 pubs and for the rest of the industry.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

Huge supporter of enviroment and am member of Edie Sustainable Leaders Club and ensure CSR plays an integral part in what we do. This also includes our people and our community and so proud of our involvement with number of charities in the UK and Ireland such as the Fishermans Mission charity to which we have just been awarded the Partnership Award 2021.

What are your passions and personal projects?

Life! I love trekking as I have summited several mounts, and I row! I used to teach martial arts, have coastal skipper & advanced powerboat licence, cycled London to Brighton, am a divemaster & master scuba diver and on my speciality tagged sharks in the red sea.

Is there a Hana Group product you especially like?

I love simple nigiri, the toro belly of tuna, our growing veggie ranges, our stir fry’s, well cut sashimi, rainbow rolls … actually I eat our sushi every week & love it.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

We are all here to ensure everyone has access to great tasting high quality food that sustains them and the planet. The potential is breathtaking, we serve healthy delicious food and I adore my boss Ed who inspires us, mentors us and makes Hana Group a great place to work.

Alessandro

Alessandro CARLUCCIO

Managing Director Italy

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

Surely the most lasting experience of my career was the 8 years I spent at McDonald’s as Business and Operations Manager, a role that has shaped my future. Immediately after I joined GROM (ice cream chain), also in this case as Retail Manager : this role gave me the opportunity to travel all around the world. Following, an experience in the PERCASSI Group, in charge of launching a brand new food concept and, just before joining Hana Group, an intense experience in ROSSO POMODORO Group, the world leader chain of premium quality pizza.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I support an association called « Albero di cuori » which is based in my hometown Ivrea (Turin, Piedmont) and linked to the most famous event of the area, the « Carnevale ». The purpose of the associations is to help charities and hospitals in Africa: through the organization of events and auctions we collect and donate machinery and other usueful assets.

What are your passions and personal projects?

My biggest passion is windsurfing; surfing all around different seas and follow as a fan the world Windsurfing World Cup Tour allows me to realize my other great passion: traveling. A personal project that I dedicate myself to, whenever I can, is to travel, visit new countries and discover different cultures.

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

Definitely Crunch Spicy Tuna!

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group to me means a lot of things : healty food, products with great value for money, sustainability and a lot of interesting opportunities. In fact, what I mostly appreciate in our group is that everyone is given the opportunity to learn and growth their career on an international level.

Ludovic

Ludovic MATHEYS

Managing Director Belux

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

After a degree in gastronomy, as well as a few years in gastronomic restaurants, I joined McDonald's Belgium, which was a very rich experience. I have excellent memories of it!

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

For many years, I have supported Télévie (which helps scientific research in the fight against cancer and leukaemia in children and adults). During my years of management at McDonald's, I had the chance to discover the Ronald McDonald's Foundation (support to families of sick children). I fell in love with this initiative! Today, I still support this cause, which I think is great.

What are your passions?

Gastronomy has always had an important place in my life. I enjoy making culinary discoveries and cooking.

What is your favorite Asian food / your favorite sushi?

I really like Thai food as a whole, especially the discovery of it. My favourite sushi is the rainbow.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is an expert in its field, invested in its teams and their well-being! The company performs well in the quality of its products. Despite its size, it remains a family business that listens to its employees. It is a large group, which, with great agility, builds with its teams, showing great confidence.

José Maria

José Maria CALVO

General Manager Spain and Portugal

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I studied law and economics in university, and started my professional career in a law firm. Then I worked in the finance department of a hotels company for 5 years before joining Masao in 2013 (it was acquired by Hana Group in 2018).

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I'm very committed with humanitarian causes. I've supported the NGO “Cruz Roja Spain” for the last 15 years.

What are your passions?

I love traveling, and when it comes to sports, golf and ski.

What is your favorite Asian food / your favorite sushi?

I love woks, and when it comes to sushi nigiri is my favorite.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a high growth company specialized in selling Asian cuisine in Hyper and Super Markets. The company goals are to sell healthy food with very good quality at a reasonable price, to get positive feedback from our retail partners and excellent feedback from our customers, and to do all this in accordance with our corporate values. I love the great teams we have at both corporate and local levels.

Cyril

Cyril CATZARAS

Managing Director Portugal

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I worked for 21 years in the independent retail sector (E. Leclerc group) - evolving from department manager to member/administrator of Hypermarkets (France-Portugal) before joining Hana Group.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

Without directly supporting a particular cause, I try to get involved at the local level (where I live) when possible.

What are your passions?

Electronic music and travels!

What is your favorite sushi?

Nigiri, and especially salmon fusion guncans.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a very dynamic company, specialized in Asian food, mainly sushi, which aims to offer every day to as many people as possible a healthy and quality product at the best price. I love its dynamism and energy.

Piotr

Piotr Wojciechowski

Managing Director Eastern Europe

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

My entire professional life has been associated with large French companies in the field of gastronomy. From 1997 to 2001 I worked for E. Leclerc in Poland (from the head of the vegetable and fruit stand, through the head of fresh products, to the deputy director of the store), from 2001 to 2012 I worked for Flunch and Pizza Pai (initially, I was responsible for purchasing and product and then I was the operational director). From 2012, I was a successful co-owner of an Italian restaurant concept and ran a consulting company providing trade negotiations, assistance in business development and enterprise reogranization until 2017.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I believe that we have to help other people in need, currently I am helping a family from Ukraine - a mother and 2 daughters by providing them with a place to live and the necessary supplies.

What are your passions?

I am interested in the applied arts of the 50-70s of the 20th century. I collect things from this era, including figurines and porcelain. I love going to flea markets in Poland and in Europe.

What is your favorite sushi?

I love sushi in all its forms, but salmon tartare the most when it is well-balanced and seasoned.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a large international company constantly looking for modern solutions and trends. Hana Group is a tradition on one hand and an innovative approach to business on the other. Our goal is to be the world leader in the number of kiosks, as well as number one in innovation, while offering the best possible quality for our customers. I love working in a multinational environment, trust in people, in their experience and knowledge, above all, work with young, motivated and passionate people.

Operations support

Guillaume

Guillaume BOYER

Global Operations Excellence and Support Director

What was your career path before Hana Group?

I first started my career as a strategy consultant in Asia at OC&C (now Oliver Wyman) with a focus on retail / FMCG with local and international clients. Then I joined the Carrefour group in 2016 where I took the position of Strategic Projects Director. I was involved in the whole transformation plan initiated by the new CEO Alexandre Bompard when he arrived in 2017, more particularly on the food transition, the issues of own brand, organic development and eCommerce.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I support the charity “Envoludia” that works to serve people affected by cerebral palsy, neurodevelopmental disorders or rare disabilities.

What are your passions?

I am an avid sportsman, and I am a regular runner, cyclist and triathlete.

Is there a Hana Group product you particularly like?

The Love Menu!

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a specialist in sushi and Asian cuisine 'made in house' in front of the eyes of food retailers' customers. At Hana Group, we want every customer to have access to good products that are both accessible and of high quality. We ensure this by having teams at our booths that are knowledgeable and passionate about these products. I love the dynamism of the company, the passion of the teams in the field and the family atmosphere that continues to exist at the headquarters and in our kiosks around the world.

Amaya

Amaya FAGOAGA

Strategic Initiatives and Product Management Director

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I was a senior manager at a strategy consulting firm. I worked in Europe, Asia (lived 2 years in China) and Middle East in retail, consumer goods and travel industries.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I consider myself as a feminist and engaged towards more gender diversity and equality, especially in the work place.

What are your passions?

I love traveling, reading and eating (especially sushi).

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

I’m a big fan of our Poké Lé Lé Lomi.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Hana Group is a fast growing, dynamic, collaborative and challenging company. There is always a project to launch, a problem to solve or a challenge to take on, surrounded by nice, smart and motivated colleagues. Our goal is to provide great-tasting sushi and pan-asian food to our consumers, while simplifying the life of our clients/partners. I love this fast-growing & challenging environment, the products and the people.

Laurent

Laurent FISCAL

Hana Ventures, Digital and Central Kitchen Director

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

I spent more than 20 years in the retail and media sectors : Virgin Megastore, Casino-Franprix, Canal +, as well as an entrepreneurial venture in the food business.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I'm an early member of a French association for women’s rights since 20 years ago. Now, as a father of 3 daughters, I'm even more committed.

What are your passions and personal projects?

US sports (especially NBA & NFL). I like to spend quality time with my friends and close family. My next personal objectives are to explore new digital worlds (crypto, NFT, meta,…)

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Is there a Hana Group product you particularly like?

I love our new poké range, especially poké bowl Lomi.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

An incredible success story demonstrating that the concept is perfectly fitting new consumers’ habits. And Hana Group is definitely a world-class player in terms of execution. I love the entrepreneurial spirit. These are not just words. I’m living it everyday.

François

François MAROTTE

Group Purchasing and Supply Director

What was your career path before joining Hana Group?

15 years in the retail sector and 15 years in the catering sector as Purchasing and Supply Chain Director.

Is there a cause you care about? Do you support any associations?

I am active in an association called "Culture prioritaire" which supports pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What are your passions?

A very good cellar and a great traveller. I'm a fan of golfing, and sports in general.

What is your favorite Hana Group product?

Poké.

How would you define Hana Group? What do you like about the company?

Leader in show cooking in the Sushi market. To be the most innovative company on the market with a double-digit growth target for the next 10 years. I like the atmosphere, the business, the dynamics.