2015 and 2016 were presumably the best years in Omar Yunes’ career after he won the Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) competition in December 2015. The owner of 10 percent of Sushi Itto‘s total franchised units beat stiff competition to emerge top of the competition that went down to the Italian city of Florence. Still in 2015, Omar Yunes emerged top in the national BFW chapter in Mexico. Omar has been a franchisee with Sushi Itto since he was 21 and has since made a huge impact on the growth of the brand. His entrepreneurial roots are firmly established in Mexico City, but he has also a solid presence in Veracruz and Puebla cities.
Motivational and Inspirational Leadership
As a manager of his franchised units, Omar Yunes manages more than 400 innovative and highly professional employees. After winning the 2015 BFW award, he made it clear that the success was not his alone but of the entire staff that works under him. He noted that as much as he took the pride, he was a mere representative of a solid and hardworking team. Omar is recognized by many by his impeccable leadership prowess, with many of his employees praising him as the best team leader. His ability to motivate and inspire his employees played a key role in making him the BFW winner.
Executives Impressed by Omar Yunes
BFW Mexico organizers led by Diego Elizarrarras were also highly impressed by Omar Yunes’ performance in 2015. According to Diego, Omar had been excellent in managing his 13 franchised units. He noted that the franchisee had shown his relentless efforts in enhancing the franchising-franchisee relationships in Mexico. Diego also took pride in having a Mexican take home the most prestigious award in the franchising sector and contact him.
Sushi Itto also took credit for having one of its franchisees shine globally. Sushi’s CEO Mr. Benjamin Calcelmo noted that there was a joint effort by all franchising units to improve on customer service. He noted that this was the main reason Omar Yunes landed the coveted prize and learn more about Omar.
Omar Yunes was born in Mexico City 39 years ago in a business-minded family. After joining Sushi Itto as a franchisee in 1999, he has made many notable strides including the recent BFW win and Omar’s lacrosse camp.