CEO and Chairman of the Board, General Mills (Festival Underwriter)
Jeffrey Harmening isCEO and chairman of the board ofGeneral Mills. He has held leadership positions in the United States and Europe, including serving as president and COO of General Mills, COO of US retail, and CEO of Cereal Partners Worldwide, a joint venture of General Mills and Nestlé. With roots as a marketer and nearly 25 years of experience at General Mills, Harmening is a veteran of the ever-evolving food industry. Through acquisitions of Annie’s and EPIC Provisions, he guided the company to a leading position in the natural and organic segment, and with the 2018 acquisition of Blue Buffalo, he’s reshaping its portfolio for further growth.