Steve Easterbrook Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s appointment was terminated on Sunday, November 3rd because he had a consensual relationship with an employee which is against the company policy, losing the strategist who had pushed the world’s largest restaurant chain into delivery and online ordering.
The burger company’s board voted on Friday (November 1) to terminate Mr. Easterbrook, 52, after investigating the relationship, according to a statement on Sunday.
McDonald’s policy doesn’t permit the CEO to have a relationship with anyone in the company.
The most recent president of McDonald’s USA Chris Kempczinski, was named the company’s new CEO, the appointment is with immediate effect.
He also joined the McDonald’s board. The company named Joe Erlinger, most recently president of international operated markets, as president of McDonald’s USA, succeeding Kempczinski.
The sacked former CEO Easterbrook described his personal conduct as “a mistake” that violated company policy, in an email sent to employees on Sunday released by the company. “Given the values of the company, I accept with the board that it is time for me to move on,” Easterbrook stated in the email.
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