McDonald's appoints new global CHRO

Boeing's former HR head will start her role at the fast food giant in April

McDonald's appoints new global CHRO

McDonald’s Corporation recently announced Heidi B. Capozzi as the company’s Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer, overseeing the company’s global HR operations.

In this role she will lead a whole gamut of areas, including corporate employee relations, diversity and inclusion, total rewards and talent management.

Capozzi will start on April 13, 2020.

“Finding the right Chief People Officer has been a top priority of mine,” said Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Her track record as a solutions-oriented partner to business leaders is consistent: Heidi brings insights from deep functional expertise to solve difficult and important business challenges.

“In this role she will oversee talented leaders across geographies and be a critical member of my executive team. We look forward to having a leader of her calibre join the McDonald’s family.”

Capozzi most recently served as Senior Vice President of HR at Boeing Company where she led initiatives for 160,000 employees across a US$76 billion global enterprise.

Since 2016, Capozzi has overseen Boeing’s leadership and overall talent management initiatives. Under her guidance, Boeing reimagined their HR model and transformed talent development and mobility systemwide.

“I’ve long admired the global impact of McDonald’s brand and the unique ability of the business model to support communities through entrepreneurs, the skill-building of a diverse workforce or simply giving back,” said Heidi Capozzi.

“I am eager to learn even more about the business by listening and working alongside McDonald’s employees, franchisees, crew and suppliers so we can build toward a shared future grounded in our values, pride in the business and commitment to succeed together.”

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