March 22, 2023

Who Is Chris Kempczinski (McDonalds New CEO) Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Salary

Chris Kempczinski Biography

Chris Kempczinski (Christopher John Kempczinski) is an American business executive who has succeeded Steve Easterbrook as the new president and CEO of McDonald’s Corporation. He is the former president of McDonald’s USA.

Chris Kempczinski Age

Chris was is 52 years old as of 2019; he was born in 1967.

Chris Kempczinski Education

Kempczinski attended Indian Hill High School in suburban Cincinnati. He later joined Duke University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy and economics from Duke University. In 1997 he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Chris Kempczinski Family

Chris was born to Richard Kempczinski, who was an associate professor of surgery and chief of vascular surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and Ann Marie Kempczinski, who was a kindergarten teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Chris Kempczinski Wife

Chris is married to his wife Heather and together they have two children together.

Chris Kempczinski Career

Chris began his career with Procter & Gamble in brand management, and worked for four years in its soap sector division, before leaving to attend Harvard Business School. After HBS he became a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group, focusing on consumer products and pharmaceuticals.

He joined PepsiCo in its corporate strategy & development group in 2000 and in 2006 he became the VP, Marketing, Non Carbonated Beverages, Pepsi-Cola North America Beverages. He later joined Kraft Foods as executive vice president of growth initiatives, and president of Kraft International until he left in September 2015 to join McDonald’s.

Chris Kempczinski McDonald

On November 3, 2019 Chris Kempczinski was named by the board as the new president and CEO of McDonald’s following Easterbrook’s departure. Easterbrook was voted out after he had an affair with an employee which is against the company’s policy.

Chris joined McDonald’s in late 2015 as a member of McDonald’s global strategy team. In 2016 he was promoted to president of McDonald’s USA.

According to a statement by Enrique Hernandez, chairman of McDonald’s board, Chris was instrumental in the development of McDonald’s strategic plan and oversaw the most comprehensive transformation of the US business in McDonald’s history.

After his appointment as the new president and CEO Chris thanked Steve for his contributions, ‘Steve brought me into McDonald’s and he was a patient and helpful mentor.’

During an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Sunday he said he will maintain Easterbrook’s focus on technology when he takes over as CEO and that he believes the company’s investments will pay off.

‘There isn’t going to be some radical, strategic shift. The plan is working.’

Chris Kempczinski Salary

It is not clear how much Chris will be eaning as the President and CEO of  McDonald’s Corporation as his predecesor salary was tied to McDonald’s share price.