Domino's boss David Bauernfeind dies in snorkeling accident on family trip to Mauritius
The chief finance officer of Domino’s UK has died in a snorkelling accident while on holiday in Mauritius with his family.
David Bauernfeind, 51, was spending Boxing Day with his wife and daughter when tragedy struck, the company confirmed in a statement.
Domino’s chief executive David Wild said: “We are all deeply shocked and saddened by this tragic news.
"Our Chief Financial Officer, David Bauernfeind, died in a tragic accident on Thursday, 26th December whilst on holiday with his family.
“On behalf of our Board, our colleagues and our franchisees, we send our heartfelt sympathies to David’s wife Nicolette and daughter Ornella as well as his wider family and friends.
“David was hugely liked and deeply respected for his dedication and sharp intellect amongst Domino’s colleagues. He was a force for good within the business and will be greatly missed.”
The 51-year-old joined the British arm of the pizza franchise in October 2018 as chief financial officer.
He was formerly the finance boss of Connect Group, and helped build technology company Xchanging during his 15 years at the business.
The circumstances surrounding the fatal snorkelling accident have not yet been disclosed.
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