His duties will be assumed by Jim Skinner, 57, who takes on an expanded role as president and chief operating officer of the McDonald's Restaurant Group, a newly created post that encompasses his new duties as well as his old ones as president and chief operating officer of the Europe, Asia/Pacific and Middle East restaurant operating groups.
Mr. Skinner will
Mr. Feldman had earlier been president of McDonald's USA, a post now held by Mike Roberts.
The move is part of a larger restructuring that the Oak Brook, Ill., fast-food giant began last fall. On Jan. 24, McDonald's will report its fourth-quarter earnings and will provide final results of the restructuring that trimmed five divisions to three and 500 to 700 employees from field and headquarter ranks.