As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has appointed Desiree Ralls-Morrison as the company’s global legal operations and corporate governance. Starting office on April 26, 2021, Desiree will be based at the company’s Chicago headquarters in the West Loop. Most recently, Ralls-Morrison served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Boston Scientific Corporation.
“I’m thrilled that Desiree is joining our team not just for the strong experience she brings, but for the values-based leadership that has defined every aspect of her career,” “Her commitment to leading with integrity, along with her work to support positive change in communities, will strengthen our efforts to bring our values to life across the business. As the leader of our Global Legal function, I’m confident that Desiree will build on the strong foundation in place to deepen our commitment to our communities, embed our values across all aspects of the System, and help us further bring our Accelerating the Arches growth strategy to life.” stated Chris Kempczinski, McDonald’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
In 2019, Desiree Ralls-Morrison was honored as one of the most powerful women in corporate America by Black Enterprise Magazine. In 2020, she was placed as one of the top innovative General Counsels globally by the Financial Times.
Ralls-Morrison stated “McDonald’s role in communities is known throughout the world, and I am proud and humbled to be joining a company with such an immense impact,” “The challenges are complex, but the opportunities are significant. I look forward to leading this talented legal team as we support Chris, the Senior Leadership Team, and the entire System to deliver on McDonald’s business priorities and its vital purpose to feed and foster communities.”
Ralls-Morrison secured her Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and completed her Art Bachelor degree in economics and political science from Wesleyan University.
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