McDonald’s appoints new global chief people officer

Heidi B. Capozzi will lead the company's Corporate Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Total Rewards and Talent Management.
By: | March 26, 2020

McDonald’s Corporation has named Heidi B. Capozzi as its new Executive Vice President and Global Chief People Officer, overseeing the company’s global human resources operations.

She will lead Corporate Employee Relations, Diversity and Inclusion, Total Rewards and Talent Management among other areas and will start on April 13.

Capozzi most recently served as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Boeing Company where she led initiatives for 160,000 employees across a US$76 billion global enterprise.

Since 2016, Capozzi has overseen Boeing’s leadership and learning, talent planning, employee and labor relations, total rewards and diversity and inclusion initiatives. Under her guidance Boeing reimagined their HR model and transformed talent development and mobility system wide.

“Finding the right Chief People Officer has been a top priority of mine. Her track record as a solutions-oriented partner to business leaders is consistent: Heidi brings insights from deep functional expertise to solve difficult and important business challenges,” said Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“In this role she will oversee talented leaders across geographies and be a critical member of my executive team. We look forward to having a leader of her caliber join the McDonald’s family,” he added.

Looking forward to her new role at McDonald’s, Capozzi shared, “I have long admired the global impact of McDonald’s brand and the unique ability of the business model to support communities through entrepreneurs, the skill-building of a diverse workforce or simply giving back.

“I am eager to learn even more about the business by listening and working alongside McDonald’s employees, franchisees, crew and suppliers so we can build toward a shared future grounded in our values, pride in the business and commitment to succeed together,” she added.