The board of directors of the American chain of fast-food restaurants McDonald's has elected Enrique Hernandez Jr. (Enrique Hernandez, Jr.) as independent chairman of the board of directors, RIA Novosti reports referring to the company's message
The election took place after the annual meeting of shareholders, which was held on Thursday. Hernandez was a member of the board of directors as an independent director with 1996 year and recently headed the audit committee. He is also the CEO and president of Inter-Con Security Systems, Inc. In Pasadena, California. Hernandez will succeed Andrew McKenna at his post.
In April, it was reported that the chairman of McDonald's Board of Directors Andrew McKenna (Andrew McKenna) is not going to stand for this post at the annual shareholders meeting on 26 May. The board of directors then appointed Macken as honorary chairman.
"Rick is of tremendous value to the board of directors. He gives strong recommendations, has deep knowledge and passion for the brand, and also shares our desire to continue to increase the value of the company for shareholders and the McDonald's system, "said Steve Easterbrook, President and CEO of McDonald's.
The company McDonalds was founded in 1940 by the brothers Dick and Mac Macdonald. The first restaurant opened in San Bernardino (California, USA). In 1948, the company for the first time in the world formulated the principles of the concept of "fast food". The first McDonalds restaurant in Russia opened at the beginning of 1990 at Pushkin Square.
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