McDonald’s Japan names Thomas Ko as next president

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McDonald’s Japan has selected Thomas Ko as its next president, following the departure of former chairperson Sarah Casanova. 

Ko has previously held leadership positions in the company. He joined McDonald’s in 2010 as director of consumer strategy for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa regions. He then worked in senior positions at McDonald’s in South Korea and Portugal.

According to Nikkei Asia, the new president will succeed Tamotsu Hiiro, who will become chairman of McDonald’s Japan. 

Last month, former president Sarah Casanova resigned as chairperson of both the holding firm and the operating subsidiary, as she wanted to spend more time with her family.

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