Don Thompson

by LP Green, II

President and Chief Executive Officer

Don Thompson is President and Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s Corporation. In this role, Thompson leads the world’s largest foodservice company. McDonald’s serves 69 million customers everyday in 118 countries and employs 1.8 million people across the globe in corporate and restaurant positions. During his 23 years at McDonald’s, Thompson has helped drive business results and global strategic innovation across the organization. Since joining McDonald’s, he has held a variety of key leadership positions within the company. A true advocate of collaboration and believer in the strength of McDonald’s three legged stool, Thompson and his leadership team work closely with the 5,000 independent owner/operators, corporate staff and restaurant employees around the world.Thompson serves on the Boards of McDonald’s Corporation, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Catalyst, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Purdue University. Thompson also serves as a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, The Economic Club, World Business Chicago and the Brazier Foundation.Thompson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University.

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