As CEO and chairman of the board of General Mills, Jeff leads a team of approximately 40,000 who make food people love. From Cheerios, Yoplait and Nature Valley to Wanchai Ferry, Annies and Cascadian Farm, General Mills’ brands are enjoyed on six continents and in more than 100 countries. Harmening has held leadership positions in the United States and Europe, including serving as president and chief operating officer of General Mills, chief operating officer U.S. Retail and CEO of Cereal Partners Worldwide.
With roots as a marketer and nearly 25 years of experience with General Mills, Harmening is a veteran of the ever-evolving food industry. With acquisitions of Annie’s and EPIC Provisions, he guided the company to a leading position in the natural and organic segment. And most recently, with work like the 2018 acquisition of Blue Buffalo, he’s reshaping General Mills’ portfolio for further growth.