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Disney executive Kareem Daniel joins McDonald’s expanding board

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Kareem Daniel

Source: Business Wire

Disney’s Kareem Daniel is the fourth recent director to hitch McDonald’s board this 12 months.

The fast-food giant announced Monday that the greater than 15-year Disney veteran is the fifteenth member of its board, effective Oct. 1.

Daniel currently leads Disney’s media and entertainment distribution group, overseeing the expansion of its streaming services, TV channels and theatrical film distribution. He’s considered Disney CEO Bob Chapek’s right-hand man.

Previously, Daniel held leadership roles on the corporate’s corporate strategy, Walt Disney Imagineering and consumer products, games, and publishing teams. He’s a native of Chicago, where McDonald’s is headquartered.

In August, McDonald’s said longtime director Sheila Penrose was retiring, a call that got here after billionaire investor Carl Icahn tried to supplant her through a proxy fight. The corporate concurrently announced the appointment of three recent board members, who assumed their seats on Saturday.

CNBC’s Alex Sherman contributed to this report.

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