The restaurant group will work on the, yet-to-be-named, joint venture with Björck, who sold Inn or Out last year after turning it into a £2m per year catering business from scratch.
D&D London CEO and chairman Des Gunewardena said: "I have known Lena for many years. She will bring to D&D the entrepreneurial drive needed to make our outside catering and events business the substantial success which I believe it can be. Lena will work closely with Mark Ivackovic, our sales director, who continues to oversee sales within D&D venues.”
D&D London's events company Cinnamon Candy which it launched in 2011, is set to be folded into the new venture, which a spokesperson said would be launched 'with a new name and identity in due course.'
Björck said “I am really excited about our joint venture, I think that the combination of my experience in delivering memorable events and D&D's expertise in developing successful businesses will make a great partnership.”