Chris Kempczinski

McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer

As President and CEO of McDonald’s, Chris leads the millions of dedicated McFamily members who help create delicious, feel-good moments for everyone. 

Chris is responsible for driving McDonald’s growth strategy, Accelerating the Arches, and ensuring that the company’s values are embedded throughout the system as the filter through which all our business decisions are made, bringing its corporate purpose–to feed and foster community–to life.

Prior to becoming CEO, Chris served as President of McDonald’s USA, leading the business operations of approximately 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants throughout the United States. 

Chris joined McDonald’s in 2015 as Executive Vice President, Strategy, Business Development and Innovation. In this role, he worked closely with our business leaders and franchisees to identify innovative new ideas and best practices to accelerate system growth.

Chris has more than 25 years of experience working in premier global consumer companies. He began his career in brand management at Procter & Gamble, and also held senior positions at PepsiCo, and most recently at Kraft Foods where he was EVP, Growth Initiatives and President, International.  

In addition to serving on the McDonald’s Board of Directors, he is also a trustee of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Outside of McDonald’s, Chris serves on the Board of Directors for Procter & Gamble.

Chris is a proud alumnus of both Duke University and Harvard Business School. He lives in Chicago, IL, with his wife and two kids.

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