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7-Eleven International Names New Vice President and CFO

Executive moves to global organization from 7-Eleven Inc.
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Jim Thomas has been appointed to the position of vice president and chief financial officer at 7-Eleven International LLC (7IN), according to a LinkedIn post.

Thomas (pictured via joined 7-Eleven Inc. in 2014 as senior director and assistant treasurer. In 2020, he was named senior director of financial planning and analysis. Previously, he was with BNSF Railway, Americredit Financial Services, Citi and Ernst & Young.

Jim Thomas, 7-Eleven International

Irving, Texas-based 7-Eleven Inc. and Tokyo-based Seven-Eleven Japan—units of Seven & i Holdings Co. Ltd., Tokyo—formed 7-Eleven International in early 2022. Ken Wakabayashi, 7-Eleven Inc.’s senior vice president and head of international, and Shinji Abe, head of Seven-Eleven Japan’s planning and overseas business departments, are co-CEOs of the globally focused company.

7-Eleven International is responsible for the 7-Eleven brand’s global growth strategy. It focuses on expanding the brand into new territories and providing support to international licensees and master franchisees. Combining the strengths of 7‑Eleven Inc. and Seven-Eleven the company leverages both organizations’ product development capabilities; digital technology; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.

7–Eleven International LLC franchises or licenses more than 44,000 stores in 19 countries and regions, including Australia, Cambodia, China (including Hong Kong/Macau, Taiwan and other areas), Denmark, India, Israel, Laos, Malaysia, Norway, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Thailand and Vietnam. The brand also operates corporate or franchise stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Japan. Globally, the 7-Eleven trademark is represented in approximately 83,000 stores.

  • 7-Eleven is No. 1 on CSP’s 2023 Top 202 ranking of U.S. convenience-store chains by store count.

7-Eleven Inc. operates, franchises or licenses more than 83,000 convenience stores in 19 countries and regions, including more than 13,000 7-Eleven convenience stores in the United States and Canada. In addition, it operates and franchises SpeedwayStripesLaredo Taco Company and Raise the Roost Chicken and Biscuits locations.

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