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General Mills Announces Retirement of Group President of North American Foodservice; Jeff Harmening Comments

General Mills Announces Retirement of Group President of North American Foodservice; Jeff Harmening Comments


MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Monday, February 12th, 2024

Some executive leadership shifts have taken place at General Mills as Shawn O’Grady, Group President, North America Foodservice (NAF) announces his retirement.

Shawn O'Grady, Group President, North America Foodservice, General MillsTo facilitate a smooth transition, O’Grady will move into a senior advisor role until his retirement early this summer.

Starting February 16, 2024, Jon Nudi, currently Group President, Pet and International, will add NAF to his oversight. Pankaj Sharma, currently President, U.S. Meals and Baking Solutions Operating Unit, will be promoted to Segment President, NAF.

Pankaj Sharma, Incoming Segment President, NAF, General MillsIn this new role, Sharma will report to Nudi and join the General Mills Senior Leadership Team. She joined General Mills in 2014 and currently is President, U.S. Meals and Baking Solutions, which serves 85 percent of families in the U.S. and is comprised of iconic brands, including Pillsbury, Old El Paso, Betty Crocker, Annie’s, and Progresso.

Jeff Harmening, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, General Mills“Shawn has been a tremendous asset to General Mills over the past 35 years, most recently leading our North America Foodservice business through the pandemic to significant growth for the enterprise,” remarked Jeff Harmening, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, in a press release. “Shawn’s enthusiasm for his team and General Mills consumers is truly unmatched, and he and his leadership will be missed.”

Previously, Sharma served as President, U.S. Retail Yogurt Operating Unit, and Vice President, Marketing, Europe, and Australia segment.

Executive leadership shifts have recently taken place at General Mills as Shawn O’Grady, Group President, North America Foodservice announces his retirement

“Jon overseeing NAF, as well as Pet and International, will drive further operational agility for our business,” continued Harmening. “And I’m thrilled to have Pankaj, who has a history of delivering strong business results in a variety of operating environments, join our Senior Leadership Team.”

Congratulations to Pankaj Sharma on this next step in their career and to Shawn O'Grady on his retirement.

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