Omar Yunes is the 2015 Best Franchisee of the World (BFW) as determined on December 8, 2015. BFW is held annually, and it attracts people from various nations. Omar won the award due to his unmatched contribution to the firm.
Having joined Sushi Itto as a franchisee at 21 years, it was uncertain to many if he would deliver. However, Omar has exceeded the expectations of the brand owners as he has grown his unit to 13 units located in various regions of Veracruz, Mexico, and Puebla. The 13 units are a significant achievement since they form more than 10% of the firm’s total branches.
When receiving the Award at Florence, Omar said that it belonged to his 400 workers in the 13 units as they worked as a team. He further said that without them, the firm would not be as successful as it is.
The audience, which was drawn from 34 nations, among them Italy, France, Mexico, and Argentina, was treated to delicacies and entertainment from leading groups around the world. There were also company representative who spoke on how to raise a brand to an international level.
Diego Elizarrarras, the organizer of the event, said that Omar was chosen for the top position because he was the leading change agent in the franchisee. He was congratulated for creating good relations with workers and managers. He was also recognized because of being innovative and building worker motivation in Sushi Itto.
Omar says that his core value as a company leader is teamwork and innovation. He ensures that the various workers are one by creating a friendly work environment. At the same time, he advocates for innovation, allowing the members to share their ideas and implement new strategies. When workers are involved in the decision-making process, they perform well than when they are excluded.
Omar also embraces transformational leadership and accords the various workers personalized attention. The aspect helps him understand each of the employee’s weaknesses and strengths; this helps him assign them the right roles in the firm.
Other than that, Omar Yunes coaches and mentors workers within the origination.