Don Thompson, President and CEO, McDonalds Corporation

Don Thompson

A visit from McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson

5/12/14 - McDonald’s President and CEO Don Thompson’s visit to the Kellogg School as part of the Brave Leader Series was a helpful reminder that, if you have ambitions of serving 70 million customers a day, you’d better have a handle on your operations. Global supply chains, speed, and customization were the main topics of a discussion that included Kellogg School faculty members, Dean Sally Blount, and Thompson.

Thompson on Choosing Your Career

Thompson on Franchisees

Thompson on McDonald's Fries

Read faculty members’ takeaways

Brave Leader events

The Brave Leader 2019-2020 series will kick off Friday, September 27th featuring:

Hiro Mizuno ’95, Executive Managing Director and CIO, GPIF

Additional speakers for the series to be announced.


About the Series

Kellogg hosts prominent leaders from business, government and civil society who engage the community in thought-provoking discussions about key issues facing the business community and the world at large.