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Ian Borden

President, Foundational Markets

Prioritizing what matters most to local customers and cultures, Ian Borden oversees McDonald’s Foundational Markets.  He fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship in over 80 markets, many of which are fully franchised or developmentally licensed.  He works closely with local leadership who know their markets better than anyone else.
With more than 20 years at McDonald’s, Borden brings extensive experience leading markets and functions across the globe.  He was most recently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, which consisted of more than 10,000 McDonald’s restaurants in 84 countries.
Among other roles, Borden served as Regional Vice President and previously as Chief Financial Officer of Europe’s East Division.  He also spent time as Managing Director of McDonald’s Ukraine, where he grew guest counts to the highest level per restaurant in the system and sped McDonald’s expansion in the country.  Previously, he held roles of increasing responsibility with McDonald’s Russia: beginning as Director of Accounting, then becoming Controller, then Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 
Borden began his McDonald’s career in the finance department in McDonald’s Canada. 
Borden is a certified Chartered Accountant and graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo in Canada.