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Doug Goare

President, McDonald's Europe

Doug is President of McDonald’s Europe and is responsible for the company’s 7,700 restaurants in 38 countries.

Doug joined the McDonald’s system in 1978, and since then has held senior roles in Worldwide Supply Chain and Development for McDonald’s Corporation, and previously in finance and operations, before attaining his current role.

Before taking on this role in October 2011, Doug was the Corporate Executive Vice President of Worldwide Supply Chain and Development for McDonald’s Corporation, where he had responsibility for McDonald’s $23 billion procurement of food, packaging and premiums, worldwide purchasing, supplier relationship strategies, food safety, quality systems strategy, and restaurant development strategy around the world.

Prior to this role, Doug served as Corporate Senior Vice President Worldwide Supply Chain and Menu Solutions, leading Global Menu Strategy framework in addition to Supply Chain and Quality Systems Functions.

Doug began his career at McDonald’s with the Accounting Department in Columbus, Ohio where he lead the establishment of McDonald’s Columbus Accounting Centre and served in a number of positions in the accounting/financial area in both the field and home office, including Zone Controller and Functions Department.

He has held a variety of leadership positions throughout the US business including Director of Operations in the Columbus Region, Regional Vice President of the Greenville Region, and Vice President and General Manager in both the Ohio and Chicago Regions. As he progressed through the organisation, Doug has gained a breadth of financial knowledge, an in-depth understanding of our restaurants and a proven ability to collaborate with owner/operators, suppliers and company teams.

He is a graduate of Ohio State University, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.