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McDonald’s names new president to oversee all of its international activities

Ian Borden, president, international

McDonald’s has appointed Ian Borden to the role of president, international, in a move that will see him assume oversight for all of the chain’s overseas markets, including the UK.

Mr Borden, who most recently served as president, international developmental licensed (IDL) markets, will continue reporting to CEO Chris Kempczinski.

His remit will include International Operated Markets (IOM) which cover all wholly-owned markets outside of the US, in addition to the more than 80 markets in the IDL segment that he oversees in his current role.

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“Ian has a proven record of focusing on the customer to deliver profitable business growth while strengthening collaboration with our global franchisee community,” stated Mr Kempczinski.

“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.”

Mr Borden joined McDonald’s 25 years ago. Prior to his most recent assignment he worked in operational leadership roles in international markets and also served as CFO of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment.

He commented: “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.” 

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