Ralph Álvarez is a Cuban-American businessman and the former President and Chief Operations Officer of McDonald's Corporation.
Álvarez previous served as President of McDonald's North America and prior to that was President of McDonald's USA and Chief Operations Officer of McDonald's USA.
He graduated from the University of Miami in 1976 with a Bachelor of Business Administration.
Citing health reasons, Álvarez announced his retirement from McDonald's effective December 31, 2009.
As of December 2012, Alvarez now sits on the board of directors for Dunkin' Donuts.