McDonald’s Europe President Steve Easterbrook resigns, Doug Goare to replace

By on Aug 17, 2011 in Business, Europe, Food Comments

Steve Easterbrook, President of McDonald’s Europe, has resigned effective September 30, 2011, with Doug Goare to replace him starting October 1, 2011.

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According to a press release by McDonald’s posted on its official press website on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, McDonald’s Corporation CEO Jim Skinner has accepted the resignation of Mr. Easterbrook.

Easterbrook, 44, who was noted to have been working for McDonald’s Europe for 18 years, was elected as president on December 1, 2010, replacing Denis Hennequin.

“It’s been a real privilege to lead McDonald’s in Europe and in the UK prior to that,” Easterbrook said on the report, wishing the company for its continuous success.

As noted on the report, Easterbrook will be joining Gondola Group, the privately owned company; and will post as CEO of international restaurant brand PizzaExpress.

“I’m honored for the opportunity to lead a great management team in Europe focused on our customers, committed to our people and united with our franchisees, as we continue to drive our business and build our brand,” Doug Goare was quoted as saying.

Goare, 59, who has been working for the company for 33 years, will be relocated to Geneva, Switzerland, headquarters for McDonald’s Europe and will report to McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson.

As the new McDonald’s Europe president, Goare will administer overall operations of more than 7,000 McDonald’s restaurants in 40 countries in Europe.

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