On August 1 of this year, Mario Federico (58), currently CEO of McDonald's Italy, will take over the business at the Munich headquarters of McDonald's Germany. After 16 years on the McDonald's board, including eight years at the helm as CEO, Holger Beeck is stepping down as head of McDonald's Germany. Beeck was with the company for a total of 37 years.
During his tenure as CEO, Holger Beeck (62) always promoted innovation at the company. Under his leadership, the locations in Germany were converted to the new "Restaurant of the Future" concept and new ordering options such as the McDonald's App and digital ordering terminals were launched. The successful introduction of the McDelivery delivery service or product innovations such as the first vegan burger can also be traced back to his work.
"McDonald's is a brand that is successful because it has always reinvented itself and moved with the times. Of course, this also includes change," said outgoing CEO Holger Beeck. "I am proud that I was able to be involved in shaping and developing it over such a long period of time. I look to the future with confidence - both my personal and that of the company."
"I am proud and delighted to take over the management of McDonald's in a country where I have lived with my family for many years and where I have had the opportunity to work in the past," says Mario Federico. "I'm looking forward to this new chapter in my professional life and to working with the employees, franchisees and suppliers of McDonald's Germany."
Ian Borden, President International at McDonald's said, "Holger Beeck has shown great passion for the brand from the beginning of his career. His commitment has been instrumental in the current success of McDonald's in Germany and he hands over the company in strong shape. I would like to thank him for his many years of cooperation and wish him all the best for the next stage of his life. In Mario Federico, we have a successor who will continue to drive McDonald's success in Germany thanks to his extensive experience in various McDonald's markets and his innovative approach."
McDonald's Germany has just under 1,500 stores and achieved estimated sales of €3.15 billion in Covid year 2020 (2019: estimated €3.67 billion, source: Top 100; foodservice, the industry magazine)