People: Hewlett-Packard Co (HPQ.N)
10 Dec 2013
Mr. James A. Skinner has been appointed as Director of Hewlett-Packard Company effective July 15, 2013. Jim Skinner has served as a member of the Walgreen Co. board of directors since 2005, and was appointed non-executive chairman in July 2012. He is the retired vice chairman and chief executive officer of McDonald's Corporation. Before his promotion to McDonald's CEO in November 2004, Skinner served as vice chairman overseeing restaurant operations in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. Skinner held numerous leadership positions during his McDonald's career. Before becoming vice chairman, he served as president and chief operating officer of the McDonald's Restaurant Group, with responsibility for the company's more than 30,000 McDonald's restaurants in 119 countries. Prior to that, Skinner was president of McDonald's Europe. Skinner joined McDonald's International management team in 1992 as senior vice president and relationship partner, overseeing McDonald's development in Africa, Central Europe, India and the Middle East. After serving in the U.S. Navy for nearly 10 years, Skinner began his career with McDonald's in 1971 as a restaurant manager trainee in Carpentersville, Ill. He advanced quickly and held numerous positions in the U.S. company, including director of field operations, market manager, regional vice president and U.S. senior vice president/zone manager. Until his retirement, Skinner served on the board of directors of McDonald's Corporation and currently serves on the boards of Ronald McDonald House Charities and Illinois Tool Works, Inc. Skinner also is a member of several civic and business organizations, including The Economic Club of Chicago. He also serves on the board of trustees for the Museum of Science and Industry.
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