Ian Borden

As Chief Financial Officer, Ian oversees McDonald’s accounting, internal audit, treasury, tax, global franchising, global business services and investor relations functions, and as a member of McDonald’s senior leadership team, he works to position McDonald’s for long-term enduring success.


As CFO, Ian sets financial direction and develops strategies designed to drive sustained, profitable growth for the company and enhance value for stakeholders. Ian’s team ensures the optimal allocation of resources, and at the same time, effectively manages risk through strong controls and fiscal discipline.


Ian has spent more than 25 years at McDonald’s leading markets and functions globally. Most recently, Ian served as President, International, overseeing International Operated Markets (IOM) – all wholly-owned markets outside of the U.S. – and International Developmental Licensed (IDL) markets – the more than 80 markets in which McDonald’s has licensed its franchising rights to strategic partners. In this role, Ian delivered sustained business momentum, improved customer trust, and grew share across the market segment through a strong focus on the Accelerating the Arches growth strategy, including digital, delivery and restaurant modernization initiatives.


Prior to that, he led the International Developmental Licensed Markets, where he was responsible for 46 developmental licensees (DLs) across more than 80 markets around the world, including Brazil, China, India and Philippines, which continue to represent the majority of McDonald’s new restaurant growth globally. Ian previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, and as the Regional Vice President of Europe’s East Division. Ian also spent time as Managing Director of McDonald’s Ukraine.