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Christopher Kempczinski - President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation

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McDonald’s Corporation (since 2019)

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Christopher Kempczinski

President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation

Mr. Kempczinski is President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation (restaurant operator and franchisor), a position he has held since 2019. He previously served as President, McDonald’s USA from 2017 to 2019 and as Executive Vice President – Strategy, Business Development and Innovation from 2015 to 2016.

Before joining McDonald’s, Mr. Kempczinski held several leadership roles at The Kraft Heinz Company (food and beverage), including Executive Vice President of Growth Initiatives and President of Kraft International from 2014 to 2015; President of Kraft Canada from 2012 to 2014; and Senior Vice President – U.S. Grocery from 2008 to 2012. Prior to these roles, he worked at PepsiCo in a variety of operating and strategic planning roles.

Mr. Kempczinski began his career in brand management at P&G and was also a strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.


Mr. Kempczinski’s considerable experience in Consumer Industry/Retail, as a leader in both the consumer packaged food and the dynamic quick-service restaurant industries, enable him to bring relevant and actionable insights, including valuable Marketing and brand building perspective, to the Board.

As CEO of McDonald’s, which has significant Global operations, Mr. Kempczinski brings considerable insight into the operating, regulatory, and cultural complexities associated with the Company’s global footprint. He has further demonstrated his skills and expertise in Technology and Innovation in his leadership of global strategy and innovation at McDonald’s, where business transactions increasingly occur through digital channels, and has played a key role in accelerating growth through innovation at the company by prioritizing these areas within its strategy.

Further, Mr. Kempczinski’s recognized Leadership, Strategy, and Risk Management abilities have allowed him to guide McDonald’s through the dynamic challenges and opportunities posed by current global operating conditions, including with respect to key Environmental Sustainability strategies, and have been highly valuable to the Board as it oversees the Company’s long-term growth and operating strategy.