McDonald’s appoints Jon Banner as Executive VP, Global Chief Impact Officer

He also reimagined the Foundation’s global strategy towards advancing a more sustainable food system through new partnerships and investments to alleviate hunger, provide access to safe water, and drive economic empowerment.
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“I am thrilled to share that Jon Banner will be joining McDonald’s as Executive Vice President and Global Chief Impact Officer, reporting directly to me and serving on our Global Senior Leadership Team,” shared McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski.

“Jon is the perfect leader to oversee our Sustainability & ESG, Government Relations and Public Policy, Communications and International Corporate Relations functions, as well as Ronald McDonald House Charities—building on the momentum of the Impact function as we strengthen and protect our reputation around the world,” he shared.

Jon is joining McDonald’s after 10 years at PepsiCo, one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies. There he served in a similar capacity, responsible for the Communications function and the PepsiCo Foundation, and worked closely with the company’s Sustainability and Government Affairs teams. During this time, he co-created the company’s sustainability vision, PepsiCo Positive (pep+), an end-to-end transformation of how the company creates growth and shared value with sustainability and human capital at the center.

He also reimagined the Foundation’s global strategy towards advancing a more sustainable food system through new partnerships and investments to alleviate hunger, provide access to safe water, and drive economic empowerment.

Prior to PepsiCo, Jon spent the majority of his career at Disney/ABC traveling the world as the Executive Producer on some of the most influential news programs, including “World News Tonight” and “This Week”, winning numerous Emmy Awards for ground breaking coverage.

“He brings extraordinary and wide-ranging experience in building connected, high-performing teams that are equally known for being inclusive and empowering, which makes him such a great fit for our System and for the Impact function,” added Kempczinski.

Jon will be based in Chicago, and he’ll be joining us on September 6.

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