McDonald's SA: Brigitte da Gama

Brigitte joined McDonald's SA in 2015

Brigitte da Gama, Chief People Officer at McDonald’s SA, is a seasoned Human Capital professional with a wealth of experience, spanning different industries from Banking and IT to Asset Management and Tertiary Education. In her current role, she is responsible for payroll, benefits and compensation. She holds a Bachelor of Social Science Degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town; an Honours Degree in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of Stellenbosch.



2015 – Present:       Chief People Officer, McDonald’s South Africa

2012 – 2015:            Senior Manager, Standard Bank Group

1995 – 2004:            Senior HR Manager, University of Cape Town 




1990 – 1993:            B.Soc.Sci, Industrial and Organisational Psychology,

                                     University of Cape Town

2006 – 2008:           MBA, Business Administration and General,

                                     University of Stellenbosch


About McDonald’s Corporation

With over 36,000 locations in over 100 countries, McDonald’s is one of the world’s leading global foodservice retailers.  More than 80% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent business owners, employing 1.9 million people worldwide.