OAK BROOK, IL--(Marketwire - May 24, 2012) - McDonald's Corporation (NYSE: MCD) today announced that Dave Hoffmann, 44, currently Senior Vice President for Restaurant Support in McDonald's Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa (APMEA) region, has been elected President of McDonald's APMEA by the McDonald's Board of Directors, effective July 1.
Hoffmann, a 16-year McDonald's veteran, succeeds Tim Fenton who recently was promoted to McDonald's Chief Operating Officer, also effective July 1.
McDonald's CEO-elect Don Thompson, who replaces retiring CEO Jim Skinner, said, "Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated outstanding leadership and strategic insight. Jim and I are very confident in Dave's abilities to deliver on the growth opportunities in the APMEA markets and to build our business and brand in this important region. Dave will continue to provide the dynamic and results-oriented leadership that has fueled APMEA's success thus far."
"Over the past five years I've had the opportunity to work very closely with Dave, and know firsthand the exceptional talent, experience and passion he brings to this role," said Fenton. "Dave has a deep understanding of the APMEA region, a strong operations focus and the ability to deliver results and achieve goals."
Hoffmann will be based in Singapore and report to Fenton. He will be responsible for operations of 5,500 McDonald's restaurants in APMEA. Fenton will continue to oversee Japanese operations.
Photos and biographical information for Hoffmann are available through McDonald's Global News Center at http://www.aboutmcdonalds.com/mcd/our_company/bios.html.
Hoffmann is a 16-year McDonald's veteran and has served in key leadership roles in APMEA since 2007. Currently Senior Vice President responsible for Restaurant Support in APMEA, Hoffmann leads APMEA Strategy, Insights and Development, Operations and Supply Chain.
Previously, Hoffmann spent four years partnering with the McDonald's Japan Executive Team, where he was instrumental in the successful restructuring of Japan's franchising system. He also played a key role in developing and driving the high-level strategies for company-operated restaurant performance, field service operations, supply chain and restaurant development.
Prior to his time in APMEA, Hoffmann served as Senior Director for both North America and Global Strategy and Execution. In this role, he worked closely with McDonald's market leaders around the world on building their plans and developing strategies for greater growth and profitability.
Hoffmann began his career as restaurant manager in the U.S. and went on to hold a variety of U.S. Field and Operations positions. He also worked as a McDonald's crew member for two years during high school in Missouri.
Hoffmann holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a MBA from the University of Chicago. He is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).
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