ILLINOIS — Tim Fenton has been elected COO of McDonald’s Corporation, effective July 1.
Fenton, currently president of McDonald’s Asia, Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA), was elected by the McDonald’s Board of Directors after a recommendation from retiring CEO Jim Skinner and CEO-elect, Don Thompson.
“Tim is one of our most seasoned global leaders and has done a remarkable job growing our international business,” said Skinner. “He has extensive experience, knowledge and passion for our brand and has been an integral part of McDonald’s global success.”
Fenton, who began as a crew member, has held several prominent positions during his 39 years with the company.
Last month, it was announced Thompson, the current COO, will become president and CEO in July, following Skinner’s retirement.