OAK BROOK, IL -- Jack M. Greenberg, Chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation, announced today important changes in the global management team for the company.

The announcement, which follows yesterday's news that Vice Chairman and President Jim Cantalupo will retire next year, includes important promotions and structural changes for the company's global operations that become effective June 1, 2001. Named in the reorganization were:

  • Jim Skinner, currently President of McDonald's Europe, to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer, McDonald's - Europe/Asia/Pacific, which includes 12,350 restaurants operating in these geographic sectors.
  • Alan Feldman, currently President of McDonald's U.S.A., to the newly created position of President and Chief Operating Officer, McDonald's - The Americas, with management responsibilities for all 15,520 restaurants operating in Canada, the United States, Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Charlie Bell, currently President of Asia/Pacific, to succeed Skinner as President of McDonald's Europe.
  • Michael Roberts, currently President of the West Division of McDonald's U.S.A., to succeed Feldman as President of McDonald's U.S.A.
  • Claire Babrowski, currently Executive Vice President, Worldwide Restaurant Systems, to succeed Bell as President of McDonald's Asia/Pacific.
  • Jeff Kindler, currently Chairman and CEO of Boston Market and Executive Vice President and General Counsel, McDonald's Corporation, to the newly created position of President - New Brands, with oversight for Aroma Café, Boston Market, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Donatos Pizza, and Pret A Manger. He will remain Chairman and CEO of Boston Market.
  • Gloria Santona, Vice President and General Counsel, McDonald's U.S.A., to succeed Kindler as General Counsel of McDonald's Corporation.

In addition, Lynn Crump-Caine, Executive Vice President of U.S. Restaurant Systems, will take on the added responsibility of Worldwide Restaurant Systems while working with line management to determine the best long-term organizational and reporting structure for all Restaurant Systems functions.

Also, Ed Sanchez, President of McDonald's Latin America, and Pat Donahue, Chairman and CEO of McDonald's Canada, will continue in their management responsibilities reporting to Alan Feldman in his new role as President and Chief Operating Officer, McDonald's - The Americas.

"I'm particularly pleased that Jim Cantalupo will help forge this new leadership organization," said CEO Greenberg. "Jim has either hired, mentored or trained almost every member of this team, and his experience and understanding of the complexities and scope of our business will be invaluable as we move forward.

"I am confident that this new global structure will enable McDonald's to capitalize on our many core strengths, as well as develop new growth opportunities," Greenberg concluded. "The leadership team is comprised of committed people who have demonstrated ability to champion innovation and excellence within their organizations. This team will remain sharply focused on profitable growth for our company, our owner/operators and our suppliers."

McDonald's is the world's leading and best-known food service retailer with about 29,000 restaurants in 120 countries serving 45 million customers each day.