Steve Easterbrook, McDonald’s CEO since March 2015 has been forced to step down. An e-mail at the company uncovered he had a relationship with a subordinate. Managers at McDonald’s are not allowed to have relationships with subordinates.
The board called a vote for the dismissal of Easterbrook.
He had “violated company policy” and has shown “poor judgement”.
“Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on,” Easterbrook said.
Chris Kempczinski will replacement with immediate effect. Kempczinski was President for McDonald’s US operations.