American pizza restaurant chain Domino’s has named Joe Jordan as new executive vice-president – international to oversee its leadership team across Europe, the Middle East and Africa regions.

Jordan, who is currently serving as US chief marketing officer, will officially begin his new role in April 2018 and will report to Domino’s International president Richard Allison.

In his existing role, Jordan led the launch of Domino’s Handmade Pan Pizza, Specialty Chicken, and salad products as well as the Domino’s Marketing Advisory Council and Domino’s National Advertising Fund Boards.

Domino’s US business reported double digit growth in same store sales in 2015 and 2016 and nearly made similar progress in the first three quarters of 2017.

The pizza restaurant chain has also hired Art D’Elia as senior vice president – chief brand & innovation officer, who will report to Domino’s US president Russell Weiner.

Prior to this new role, Art D’Elia was serving as chief marketing officer for Danone Dairy UBN. He has also served as senior brand manager for PepsiCo, overseeing the Pepsi-Lipton joint venture.

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Domino’s president and CEO Patrick Doyle said: “As our brand becomes a global leader in markets around the world we have a chance to expand our great leadership and provide opportunities for exceptional performers.

“We’re excited about this change, and the chance to share our resources and put proven leaders into positions we believe will help us accelerate our brand trajectory.”

Founded in 1960, Domino’s Pizza has a global enterprise of more than 14,400 stores in over 85 international markets. The chain had global retail sales of nearly $10.9bn in 2016.