McDonald’s chief executive officer Steve Easterbrook is out of a job. The company board of directors voted him out on Friday, according to The Associated Press. This was over what has been described as a consensual relationship with an employee.
The exec admitted to this in an email to employees. He said this relationship was a mistake.
“Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on,” he wrote in a message obtained by the AP.
Easterbrook’s verified Twitter account is set to private as of Sunday afternoon.
Chris Kempczinski will replace him as president and CEO of the company.
JUST IN: McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by having a consensual relationship with an employee.
The board of directors voted on the move Friday after a review and named Chris Kempczinski as the new CEO pic.twitter.com/l4YE9lzcrY
— Bloomberg TicToc (@tictoc) November 3, 2019
The board of directors determined that Easterbrook’s relationship violated company policy.
JUST IN: McDonald’s says its CEO has stepped down after violating policy by engaging in consensual relationship with employee.
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) November 3, 2019
“I engaged in a recent consensual relationship with an employee, which violated McDonald’s policy,” Mr. Easterbrook, who became the chief executive in March 2015, wrote in an email to McDonald’s employees. “This was a mistake.” https://t.co/iL0KUSIzkl
— Tim Morris (@tmorris504) November 3, 2019
#McDonald ‘s @McDonalds CEO has left the company after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment. 😬
— Aaron Heslehurst (@bbcaaron) November 3, 2019
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