CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonald's Corporation ("the Company") (NYSE: MCD) today announced that Ian Borden, most recently President, International Developmental Licensed (IDL) Markets, has been appointed to President, International, effective immediately. Borden will continue reporting to Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer. This announcement follows the appointment of Joe Erlinger to President, McDonald's USA.
In his new role, Borden will assume oversight for all international markets, including International Operated Markets (IOM) which include all wholly-owned markets outside of the U.S., in addition to the more than 80 markets in the IDL segment that he oversees in his current role.
"Ian has a proven record of focusing on the customer to deliver profitable business growth while strengthening collaboration with our global franchisee community," said Chris Kempczinski, McDonald's President and Chief Executive Officer. "His deep experiences leading McDonald's in markets across the world uniquely position him to connect the dots to drive strong results. I'm delighted to announce his expanded role for McDonald's and am confident he and the talented leaders in our wholly-owned and developmentally licensed markets will make McDonald's even better throughout the communities in which we operate."
Borden said: "Our international markets have strong momentum and incredible growth opportunities. I look forward to working closely with franchisees, suppliers and company teams across all of our international markets to strengthen the ties between McDonald's and our customers."
About Ian Borden Borden joined McDonald's 25 years ago. Most recently, he served as President, IDL Markets with responsibility for over 80 markets around the world. Previously, he worked in operational leadership roles in international markets and also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment.
About McDonald's McDonald's is the world's leading global foodservice retailer with over 38,000 locations in over 100 countries. Approximately 93% of McDonald's restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.
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