McDonald’s Japan chair Sarah Casanova to resign

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McDonald’s Japan chairperson Sarah Casanova will resign from her role at the fast food chain’s holding company and operating subsidiary on March 26, Nikkei Asia reported.

According to the report, no successor has been named yet as McDonald’s Holdings Co Japan and operating subsidiary McDonald’s Co Japan will transition into a structure centred on holding company president and CEO Tamotsu Hiiro.

The company sought to keep Casanova for another term, but she withdrew around a week before the March 26 shareholders meeting as the Canadian-born chair wanted to spend more time with her family.

Previously, Casanova served as president of the Japanese operating subsidiary but stepped down in 2019 and took the chairperson position of both the operating subsidiary and holding company.

Casanova started her McDonald’s career in Canada in 1991 and relocated to McDonald’s Malaysia and then Japan in the succeeding years.

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