McDonald’s Corp names Chris Kempczinski as its new CEO

Joseph M. Erlinger will be replacing Kempczinski as President of the US business.
  • Vaishnavi Gupta News Editor
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McDonald’s Corp has named Christopher J. Kempczinski as its President and Chief Executive Officer. Kempczinski replaces Stephen J. Easterbrook, who left McDonald’s following the disclosure that he violated company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee.

McDonald’s Corp has appointed Kempczinski in 2015, when he was responsible for global strategy, business development and innovation. Recently, he was serving as President of McDonald’s USA.

Enrique Hernandez Jr., Chairman of the board, said, “Chris takes the reins of this great company at a time of strong, sustained performance, and the board has every confidence that he is the best leader to set the vision and drive the plans for the company’s continued success.”

“He has the right mix of skills and experience to lead us forward having run our US business, where franchisees are delivering strong financial and operational results, and overseen global strategy, business development and innovation,” Enrique added.

Joseph M. Erlinger will be replacing Kempczinski as President of the US business. Prior to this new appointment, Erlinger was President of the company’s international business.

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