According to Paulo Pena's Linkedin profile he worked for McDonalds for two years (2017-2019) and was in charge of all McOpCos in the USA.
How could a person, so new to the company, be in charge of 800 restaurants?
Answer: He has a Harvard MBA, so he walks on water. But who was in charge of McDonald's USA when such decisions were made? Of course...another Harvard MBA.