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Impressive women in leadership at McDonalds

Impressive women in leadership at McDonald's

With a a bold vision for the future, executive women at McDonald's are excelling. 

Learn about the women who are paving the way at this top employer:

Lucy Brady Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development

With an eye toward delivering a modern, progressive customer experience and strong shareholder returns, Lucy Brady oversees strategy, planning and business development for McDonald’s. She focuses on identifying new ideas and best practices that will meet and exceed customer expectations and accelerate business growth.

Brady brings a wealth of experience advising some of the world’s largest consumer, retail and franchise businesses. She has spent more than 20 years driving consumer-centered growth strategies and spearheading initiatives to improve business performance.

Brady previously worked at Boston Consulting Group where she was a senior partner and an active member of the consumer and the marketing, sales and pricing practices. She was also a passionate people team leader, serving as recruiting lead in North America and a leader on the Diversity and Inclusion Council and Women@BCG teams. 

Prior to BCG, Brady worked in brand management at General Mills and as an assistant portfolio manager at the real estate firm Trammell Crow Ventures. 

Brady has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she finished in the top ten percent of her class. She has an undergraduate degree in finance and economics, summa cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Francesca DeBiase Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer

Francesca DeBiase seeks to further embed sustainability into the way McDonald’s does business around the world.  Applying her corporate experience to the company’s sustainability priorities, she challenges her team to set increasingly higher targets that grow the business by making a positive difference in society.

Francesca is also responsible for overseeing Global Supply Chain.  Her team’s role is to ensure the most competitive suppliers with the right capabilities are focusing on the future needs of our customers.  The team leverages the scale of our $40 billion spend in food, packaging, logistics, toys, technology, equipment and other services, while driving safety, quality and sustainability leadership in the industry. 

Since joining McDonald’s in 1991, Francesca has held numerous management roles in Supply Chain and Finance in the U.S. and internationally. She was previously responsible for strategic sourcing, quality assurance and new food development for McDonald's European operations, leading a team of supply chain, quality, food safety, sustainability and food technology experts.

Francesca is a Board member of Hephzibah Children’s Association. For Loyola University Chicago, she is an Advisory Board member to the Supply and Value Chain Center.  She is also a passionate advocate for women and is a Global Advisor to the McDonald’s Women’s Leadership Network.

Silvia Lagnado Executive Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer

Using McDonald’s brand power to reach customers in meaningful ways, Silvia Lagnado manages our brand on a global scale.  She oversees global marketing, menu and customer insights.

Lagnado brings significant experience setting the marketing vision for brands.  Most recently, she pioneered successful brand-building strategies as chief marketing officer of Bacardi Limited.  She also spent more than 20 years in positions of increasing responsibility at Unilever, including high-level experience marketing food as executive vice president of the savoury business unit.

Regarded as a trailblazer in the marketing industry, Lagnado created Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign – one of the most awarded advertising campaigns in history.  She has also been recognized by Ad Age as one of its “100 Most Influential Women in Advertising” and by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top 50 Women to Watch.”

Having served as non-executive director on several boards in the UK, Brazil and the U.S., Lagnado has provided a leadership perspective in an array of industries around the world.

Lagnado earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo.


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