Press Release: Børre Kleivan becomes new Managing Director in Food Folk Norway AS

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Press Release: Børre Kleivan becomes new Managing Director in Food Folk Norway AS


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Børre Kleivan becomes new leader of Food Folk Norway, which manages the McDonald’s brand in the Norwegian market. He resigns from the position of Managing Director of Europcar Norway, and takes up the position on 3 February 2020.

– I am very much looking forward to, and at the same time humbled, to be part of such an impressive brand and success that McDonald’s is both international and in Norway. McDonald’s values ​​and clear goals to create a great place to work and to constantly develop and train employees and franchise partners is something that impresses me. There is a constant effort to create the best experience for guests. I look forward to meet and work with all of the talented employees and franchisees at McDonalds, says Kleivan.

– We are delighted that Børre is joining the team. He has a strong Norwegian franchise background with a great track record in the businesses he has worked with. In addition, his experience in the restaurant and hotel industry means that he really understands hospitality and guest experience. This combination of great franchisees and outstanding hospitality is at the heart of McDonald’s and is the reason our guests want to keep coming back to our restaurants. We are confident that, in collaboration with Food Folk Norway and our brilliant Norwegian franchisees, he will build on the strong team already in the market and keep building on the fantastic results experienced in the last few years says Andrew Miller, CEO of Food Folk Group.

– For me, McDonald’s represents a product and a brand that has the desires, strengths and capabilities to evolve in line with the constant changes and expectations in the market, while remaining loyal to its core product and values. After working for a few years outside the restaurant industry, I look forward to work again in an industry that is close to my heart, says Kleivan.

Børre Kleivan was born on April 5, 1971. He holds a Master of Business Administration from BI in Oslo and a BSc Management Studies, Hotel Management, from the University of Surrey in England. He has extensive experience from franchise companies as Managing Director of Europcar Norway and Franchise chief of Polygon AS, as well as having broad experience from the restaurant industry, including as General Manager at the Theatercaféen in Oslo.

For more information contact:

Communications Manager Food Folk AS Kristina Johansen, phone: + 47 900 65 908

Food Folk Norge AS manages and develops McDonald’s brand in Norway. McDonald’s is one of Norway’s largest restaurant chains, with 73 restaurants, and annual sales of more than NOK 2 billion. The restaurants range from Kristiansand in Vest-Agder, to Steinkjer in Nord-Trøndelag.

We have over 3,100 employees, and was voted one of Norway’s best workplaces in 2018. We also received the honorary award for diversity and inclusion of Great Place To Work. A large proportion of our employees are young people. This makes us one of Norway’s largest and best employers for youth. Our employees are also an ethnic and cultural crucible; over 80 cultures are represented, creating an exciting and energetic work environment.