Omar Yunes has successfully advanced his status in the busniess world by gaining the title Best Franchisee in The World. He won this award in 2015 at the annual Best Franchisee of the World competition. The 2015 event took place in Florence, Italy and included business leaders from places all over the world like France, Spain, Portugal, and Italy. Both Omar Yunes and Ivan Tamer were representatives from Mexico that were sent to compete on an international level. In order to prepare, the men competed in Mexico’s own regional version of the competition. Standing out from the rest of Mexico’s franchisees, they sent these two men to try and gain recognition.
A franhchisee is someone who buys and takes ownership of a franchise. The qualities that make up a good Franchisee depend on a few different factors. Judges want to see leaders who take responsibility of their franchise. They look for a Franchisee who can succesfully implement new programs, save money, and gain control of the network. Diego Elizarrarras, one of the judges of the event commented on why he believes Omar Yunes was one of the best. Elizarrarras said that Omar Yunes had a huge impact on Sushi Itto because of the way he transformed his relationship with his franchise. He didn’t take on the traditional role normally seen from a Franchisee but decided to create his own unique style of leadership. This relationship in turn improved customer service relations for Sushi Itto. This is ultimately what won Omar Yunes his first place title.
In addition to Yunes taking home first place, another Mexican native Ivan Tamer was recognized at the Best Franchisee of The World competition. Tamer is best known for his role as Franchisee for Prendamex. Prendamex is a network of Pawnshops located in Mexico. The franchise and Franchisee were recognized for the new marketing system put in place by Ivan Tamer himself. Both him and Omar Yunes are allowing Mexico to receive recognition for their business skills on an international level.