[서울=RNX뉴스] 박은경 기자 = McDonald's board members confirmed that Steve Easterbrook was 'separated' from the company.
Chief people officer David Fairhurst is also no longer with the company.
CEO since 2015, Easterbrook was replaced in roles of CEO and president by Chris Kempczinski.
A statement released by McDonald's said that Easterbrook "demonstrated poor judgment involving a recent consensual relationship with an employee."
Steve Easterbrook, Former McDonald's CEO, via CNN Business Under Easterbrook, McDonald's stores embraced digital menu boards, utilized AI companies to improve sales and underwent significant remodels.
Easterbrook's replacement, Chris Kempczinski, says he is "energized by this challenge" of his new role with the company.