Afia Sirkhot

Director, A & S Restaurants

Afia is McDonald’s first-ever Asian female franchisee. Today, her company owns and operates seven restaurants and employs over 900 staff, and Afia serves as the regional and national leadership representative for franchisees. She’s also an advocate of women in business, and sat on the board of Ronald McDonald House Charities. Afia won the British Franchising Award and, in 2020, the Entrepreneur category in the Asian Woman of Achievement Awards.