Board of Directors

Board of Directors Overview

McDonald's Board of Directors is entrusted with and responsible for the oversight of McDonald's Corporation in an honest, fair, diligent and ethical manner. The Board has long believed that good corporate governance is critical to fulfilling the Company's obligation to shareholders. We have and will continue to strive to be a leader in this area. This section of McDonald's website contains detailed information about McDonald's governance practices.

McDonald's Board believes that good governance is a journey, not a destination. Accordingly, we are committed to reviewing our governance principles at least annually with a view to continuous improvement. One thing that will not change, however, is our commitment to ensuring the integrity of the McDonald's System in all its dealings with stakeholders.

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Board of Directors Profiles

Chris Kempczinski


Chris Kempczinski

Chairman of the Board

Committees: Executive

Chris Kempczinski is Chairman and CEO of McDonald’s Corporation. Under his leadership, Mr. Kempczinski has transformed the way McDonald’s engages its customers, cementing McDonald’s position as one of the world’s leading consumer brands. Mr. Kempczinski became CEO in 2019 and Chairman of the Board in 2024. He previously served as President of McDonald’s USA from 2017 to 2019, where he was responsible for the business operations of approximately 14,000 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States. Mr. Kempczinski first joined McDonald’s in 2015 as Executive Vice President – Strategy, Business Development and Innovation. In that role, he served the business units and franchisees by identifying new ideas and best practices to accelerate their growth and grow the overall value of the system. Before joining McDonald’s, he was Executive Vice President of Growth Initiatives and President, International of Kraft Foods. Mr. Kempczinski also serves on the Board of Directors for Procter & Gamble. Director since 2019.


Anthony G. Capuano

Committees: Compensation, Public Policy & Strategy

President and Chief Executive Officer of Marriott International, Inc., a global hospitality company, since 2021. Mr. Capuano previously served as Marriott’s Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services from 2014 to 2020 and held other senior positions at Marriott since joining the company in 1995. Director since 2022.

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Kareem Daniel

Committees: Compensation, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Mr. Daniel served as Chairman of Disney Media and Entertainment Distribution, a division of The Walt Disney Company, from 2020 to 2022. Mr. Daniel also served as President of Disney Consumer Products, Games and Publishing and as Chief of Staff to the Office of the CEO of the Walt Disney Company from May 2020 to October 2020. He served as President of Walt Disney Imagineering Operations, Product Creation, Publishing and Games from 2019 to 2020, and in other senior positions at The Walt Disney Company from 2007 to 2019. Prior to The Walt Disney Company, Mr. Daniel was an Investment Banking Associate at Goldman Sachs from 2004 to 2007. Director since 2022.

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Lloyd H. Dean

Committees: Compensation, Governance

Mr. Dean serves as Chief Executive Emeritus and Founding Executive of CommonSpirit Health, a non-profit, Catholic health system, since 2022. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of CommonSpirit from 2019 to 2022. Mr. Dean served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Dignity Health, one of the nation’s largest healthcare systems, from 2000 to 2019. Prior to joining Dignity, Mr. Dean was Chief Operating Officer at Advocate Health Care. Mr. Dean also serves as director of Golden Arrow Merger Corp. and Progyny, Inc. Director since 2015.

Cathy Engelbert


Catherine M. Engelbert

Committees: Audit & Finance, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Executive

Commissioner of the Women’s National Basketball Association, a professional sports league, a position she has held since 2019. Ms. Engelbert served as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte, an industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services firm, from 2015 to 2019, as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte & Touche LLP, an audit subsidiary of Deloitte LLP, from 2014 to 2015, as partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1998 to 2019, and in other senior positions at Deloitte since joining in 1986. Ms. Engelbert also serves as director of Royalty Pharma plc. Director since 2019.


Margaret H. Georgiadis

Committees: Audit & Finance, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility 

Co-Founder and CEO-Montai Health, a digital medical technology company, since 2022; CEO-Partner at Flagship Pioneering, a bioplatform innovation company, since 2022 and Managing Partner at Synetro Group, a private investment and strategic advisory firm, since early 2021. Ms. Georgiadis previously served as Endurance Partner-In-Residence (XIR) at General Catalyst, a venture capital firm, from 2021 to April 2022 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ancestry, a global family history and consumer genomics company, from 2018 to 2020. Ms. Georgiadis served as Chief Executive Officer at Mattel, Inc., a leading global toy company and entertainment franchise, from 2017 to 2018. Ms. Georgiadis also served as President, Americas at Google Inc., a global technology company, from 2011 to 2017, and Vice President, Global Sales Operations at Google from 2009 to 2011. Ms. Georgiadis also serves as director of AppLovin Corporation. Director since 2015.


Mike Hsu

Committees: Audit & Finance, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility

Mr. Hsu serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kimberly-Clark. Before becoming CEO in January 2019, Mr. Hsu served as Kimberly-Clark’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Since joining Kimberly-Clark in 2012, he has reinvigorated the North American business, delivering excellent financial performance, improved market share and strong innovation, marketing, and sales execution. Prior to joining Kimberly-Clark, Mr. Hsu held leadership roles at Kraft Foods and H.J. Heinz. He launched his career in the consumer products industry with Booz Allen & Hamilton, where he quickly rose to partner in the firm’s consumer practice. Mr. Hsu also currently serves as a director of Catalyst, a global organization to build workplaces that work for women and is a member of the CEO Council of the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas. Director since 2024.


John J. Mulligan

Committees: Audit & Finance, Public Policy & Strategy, Executive 

Mr. Mulligan serves as a non-executive officer in a strategic advisor role at Target Corporation, a general merchandise retailer that operates in the U.S., where he most recently served as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2015 until February 2024.  From 2012 to 2015, Mr. Mulligan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Target. While continuing to act as CFO, Mr. Mulligan also served as Interim President and Chief Executive Officer of Target during 2014. Prior to that time, Mr. Mulligan served as Senior Vice President, Treasury, Accounting and Operations of Target from 2010 to 2012. Director since 2015.


Jennifer L. Taubert

Committees: Compensation, Public Policy & Strategy

Executive Vice President and Worldwide Chairman, Innovative Medicine, Johnson & Johnson, the world’s largest and most broadly based healthcare company, since 2018.  Ms. Taubert previously served as Johnson & Johnson’s Company Group Chairman, The Americas, Pharmaceuticals from 2015 to 2018, and Company Group Chairman, North America, Pharmaceuticals from 2012 to 2015. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2005, Ms. Taubert spent 17 years in positions of increasing scope and responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc. and Allergan plc.  Director since 2022.


Paul S. Walsh

Committees: Governance, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility, Executive

Executive Chairman of McLaren Group, a privately-owned luxury automotive and technology group, since 2020. Mr. Walsh also serves as Independent Lead Director of Vintage Wine Estates, Inc., a family of wineries and wines, since 2023 (previously served as Executive Chairman from 2021 to 2022). Mr. Walsh previously served as the Lead Operating Partner of Bespoke Capital Partners LLC from 2016 to 2021, as Chairman of Compass Group PLC, a leading foodservice and support services company, from 2014 to 2020, and as Chairman of Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading satellite operator providing internet and data services, from 2013 to 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Walsh served as Chief Executive Officer of Diageo plc, a multinational beverage company, from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Walsh also serves as a director of FedEx Corporation. Director since 2019.



Amy E. Weaver

Committees: Audit & Finance, Governance

President and Chief Financial Officer of Salesforce, Inc., a cloud-based software company and leader in customer relationship management technology, since 2021. Ms. Weaver previously served as Salesforce’s President and Chief Legal Officer from 2020 to 2021, President, Legal & Corporate Affairs and General Counsel from 2017 to 2020, Executive Vice President and General Counsel from 2015 to 2017, and Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 2013 to 2015. Prior to joining Salesforce, Ms. Weaver served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Univar Inc. from 2010 to 2013. Director since 2022.


Miles D. White

Lead Independent Director

Committees: Governance, Public Policy & Strategy, Executive 

Mr. White assumed the role of Lead Independent Director in 2024. He will work alongside the Chairman of the Board to uphold accountability and governance. Mr. White served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories, a global healthcare company, from 1999 to 2020. He then served as Executive Chairman of Abbott Laboratories from 2020 to 2021. Director since 2009.

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