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Nigel Travis is an English businessman and corporate executive.

Nigel Travis
Alma materMiddlesex University
Board member ofChairman of Dunkin' Brands [1]

Travis was the CEO of the Dunkin' Brands group from January 2009 to July 2018. He has served the board at other corporations, including Papa John's International and Blockbuster LLC.[2]


Travis was born in East London into an entrepreneurial family. His father had several businesses including a twine and rope wholesaling business, and a toy distribution business.[3] When Nigel was 18, he started working as a disc jockey.

Travis has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Middlesex University[4], and continued to work in the field of human resources for 20 years.[3]


In 2001, Travis was hired by Blockbuster Inc. as president and chief operating officer, and stayed in those roles for four years.[5]

In 2005, he was hired by Papa John's Pizza to serve as president and CEO.[6]

Dunkin' BrandsEdit

In 2008, Travis was hired by Dunkin' Brands to lead as its CEO.[7] In 2014, his pay doubled compared to $4.3M in 2013.[8] During Travis's time at Dunkin' Brands, the company added 3,300 new Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins shops.[9]

In 2010, Travis said his vision was continually to expand Dunkin' Brand's presence in the Southeastern United States and internationally, and that China would be a major focus.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Nigel Travis has been a fan of the English football club Leyton Orient F.C. since he was a young boy.[11] In June 2017, he led a consortium that took over the club.[12]


  1. ^ "Dunkin' Brands | Board of Directors". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  2. ^ Nigel Travis. "Nigel Travis: Executive Profile & Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  3. ^ a b "Dunkin' Donuts Takes On The World: Leadership Lessons From The CEO". October 1, 2013. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  4. ^ "Nigel Travis - Global Restaurant Leadership". Global Restaurant Leadership Conference.
  5. ^ "Blockbuster Inc. Names Nigel Travis President and Chief Operating Officer". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  6. ^ "Papa John's Hires Nigel Travis as President and Chief Executive Officer (NASDAQ:PZZA)". Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  7. ^ John Sterlicchi. "Dunkin' Donuts hires British-born CEO | Business". The Guardian. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
  8. ^ Luna, Taryn (2015-03-30). "Dunkin' CEO's pay doubled in 2014". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
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  11. ^ "Nigel Travis talks soccer in the UK". Boston Herald. 2010-12-10. Retrieved 2017-05-08.
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