Speaker Axel Schwan


Axel Schwan

Global Chief Marketing Officer

Tim Hortons

Having grown up in a family of restauranteurs, Axel Schwan has always been dedicated to delivering an excellent guest experience and making guests happy. Today, this passion drives him to craft one-of-a-kind creative that keeps guests hungry for the latest news and products from Tim Hortons.

Before moving to Canada to lead marketing for the Tim Hortons brand as Global CMO in November 2018, Schwan held the post of CMO with Burger King. He first joined BK in 2011 as Marketing Director Germany, Austria & Switzerland and afterwards served as VP Marketing & Communication EMEA before advancing to the role of Global CMO. During his time at BK, Schwan and his team took home many Cannes Lions and earned the coveted Cannes Marketer of the Year award in 2017.

Now, Schwan is bringing that same creativity to Tim Hortons. With great campaigns like The Away Game, True Stories and launching new sustainability initiatives and, most recently, Tim Hortons Innovation Café, Schwan’s work focuses on bringing guests, families and communities together over delicious treats and a great cup of coffee.

Speaking at: CMO interview: The impactful tenure