Karen Bishop joined McDonald’s Canada in the spring of 2011. After holding the position of Managing Director of McDonald’s Romania since 2009, she is now responsible for the National McOpCo team.
Earlier, the 30-year McDonald’s veteran held the role of Chief Operations Officer of McDonald’s Russia & Eastern Europe.
Karen first joined McDonald’s Canada as crew in Toronto in 1981 and first relocated to Russia as a Restaurant Manager in 1990. She was part of the Canadian team that opened the first McDonald’s restaurant in Moscow. She returned to Canada in 1993 and moved through a number of operations positions. In 1996, she returned to Eastern Europe and has been the Managing Director of Belarus, Ukraine and Sweden, as well as VP Operations for Northern Europe.