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Kim Lopdrup

President Red Lobster Senior Vice President Darden Restaurants.

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Kim Lopdrup Biography

Kim Lopdrup was named Senior Vice President of Business Development in June 2011. A member of Darden’s Executive Team, Kim is charged with leading the company’s new business growth and acquisition efforts driven by competitively superior insights into the dynamic consumer and competitive environment. Darden is the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company with annual sales of $8.0 billion. The company owns and operates more than 2,000 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America, employs 200,000 people and serves more than 400 million meals annually. In 2012, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the second year in a row. Kim previously served as President of Red Lobster and Senior Vice President of Darden Restaurants, a position he held since May 2004. Kim led the brand to record profitability while comprehensively revitalizing the brand and repositioning it for sustainable growth. Kim joined Red Lobster in November 2003 as Executive Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Red Lobster, Kim served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North America, for Burger King Corporation. He led that company’s 8,500 North American restaurants to record guest satisfaction scores in both company-owned and franchised restaurants, contributing to a turn-around of declining same-store sales. Before Burger King, Kim spent 16 years with Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants (now called Dunkin’ Brands), the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. He turned around Dunkin’ Donuts’ previously-declining coffee business as that brand’s Product Marketing Manager for Beverages. Later, as Vice President of Marketing, he managed Dunkin’s iconic “Time to Make the Donuts” ad campaign starring Fred the Baker. And, as Chief Executive Officer of Allied Domecq’s 3,500-unit international division, he took that business from record losses to record profits and dramatically accelerated its growth.

Kim began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble, working on Folgers and High Point coffees and Citrus Hill orange juice. Kim is currently on the board of Wawa, Inc., one of the premier operators in the convenience store industry. He also serves on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and was named “Board Member of the Year” in 2011. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

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  • How do I book Kim Lopdrup to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kim Lopdrup for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kim Lopdrup, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kim Lopdrup or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kim Lopdrup

    Speaking fees for Kim Lopdrup, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kim Lopdrup are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kim Lopdrup, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kim Lopdrup speak about?

    Kim Lopdrup is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Corporate Responsibility, Earth Day, Environment, Green and Sustainability.
  • Where does Kim Lopdrup travel from?

    Kim Lopdrup generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kim Lopdrup’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kim Lopdrup for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Lopdrup for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kim Lopdrup or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Kim Lopdrup Biography

Kim Lopdrup was named Senior Vice President of Business Development in June 2011. A member of Darden’s Executive Team, Kim is charged with leading the company’s new business growth and acquisition efforts driven by competitively superior insights into the dynamic consumer and competitive environment. Darden is the world's largest full-service restaurant operating company with annual sales of $8.0 billion. The company owns and operates more than 2,000 Red Lobster, Olive Garden, LongHorn Steakhouse, The Capital Grille, Bahama Breeze, Seasons 52, Eddie V’s and Yard House restaurants in North America, employs 200,000 people and serves more than 400 million meals annually. In 2012, Darden was named to the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the second year in a row. Kim previously served as President of Red Lobster and Senior Vice President of Darden Restaurants, a position he held since May 2004. Kim led the brand to record profitability while comprehensively revitalizing the brand and repositioning it for sustainable growth. Kim joined Red Lobster in November 2003 as Executive Vice President of Marketing. Prior to joining Red Lobster, Kim served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, North America, for Burger King Corporation. He led that company’s 8,500 North American restaurants to record guest satisfaction scores in both company-owned and franchised restaurants, contributing to a turn-around of declining same-store sales. Before Burger King, Kim spent 16 years with Allied Domecq Quick Service Restaurants (now called Dunkin’ Brands), the franchisor of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins. He turned around Dunkin’ Donuts’ previously-declining coffee business as that brand’s Product Marketing Manager for Beverages. Later, as Vice President of Marketing, he managed Dunkin’s iconic “Time to Make the Donuts” ad campaign starring Fred the Baker. And, as Chief Executive Officer of Allied Domecq’s 3,500-unit international division, he took that business from record losses to record profits and dramatically accelerated its growth.

Kim began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble, working on Folgers and High Point coffees and Citrus Hill orange juice. Kim is currently on the board of Wawa, Inc., one of the premier operators in the convenience store industry. He also serves on the board of Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida and was named “Board Member of the Year” in 2011. Kim earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.

FAQs on booking Kim Lopdrup

  • How do I book Kim Lopdrup to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Kim Lopdrup for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Kim Lopdrup, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Kim Lopdrup or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Kim Lopdrup

    Speaking fees for Kim Lopdrup, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Kim Lopdrup are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Kim Lopdrup, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Kim Lopdrup speak about?

    Kim Lopdrup is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Corporate Responsibility, Earth Day, Environment, Green and Sustainability.
  • Where does Kim Lopdrup travel from?

    Kim Lopdrup generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Kim Lopdrup’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Kim Lopdrup for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kim Lopdrup for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Kim Lopdrup or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Kim Lopdrup is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kim Lopdrup for your event is available upon request. Kim Lopdrup generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tristram Stuart, Jeffrey Hollender, Niall Dunne, Tracy Wolstencroft and Bill Weihl. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kim Lopdrup for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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