USA – McDonald’s Corporation has appointed Ian Borden, most recently President, International Developmental Licensed (IDL) Markets, as the company’s new President, International, effective 11th December, 2019.

The announcement follows the appointment of Joe Erlinger to President, McDonald’s USA. Borden will continue reporting to the recently appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Chris Kempczinski.

Joe Erlinger, who was most recently president of international operated markets for McDonald’s replaced Kempczinski as president of 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 US.

This is in addition to the more than 80 markets in the International Developmental Licensed (IDL) Markets that he oversees in his current role.

Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer said: “Ian has a proven record of focusing on the customer to deliver profitable business growth while strengthening collaboration with our global franchisee community.

“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.”

Commenting on his new appointment, 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.”

Borden has been working with the American fast-food giant for 25 years. Proir to his appointment as President IDL Markets, he worked in operational leadership roles in international markets.

He has also served as Chief Financial Officer of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa segment, which consisted of more than 10,000 McDonald’s restaurants in 39 countries.

He was previously the Regional Vice President of Europe’s East Division and also spent time as Managing Director of McDonald’s Ukraine.

Earlier in his career, Ian held roles of increasing responsibility with McDonald’s Russia, beginning as Accounting Director before becoming Controller and finally Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

The management overhaul arose after Steve Easterbrook was fired by the fast-food company from the position of CEO and president in November this year.