Christopher D. O’Leary

Executive VP/COO, Int'l of General Mills, Inc.

Chris O'Leary is currently Executive Vice President of General Mills working on Strategic and Organizational Initiatives.  Up until 12/31/16, Chris led all General Mills businesses outside the U. S.. General Mills competes in more than 100 countries around the world, which today represent approximately one-third of total revenues. In December 1997, Chris joined General Mills as Vice President, Corporate Development, responsible for Enterprise Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions. He became President of the U.S. Betty Crocker division in 1999 and the U.S. Meals division in 2001. Prior to joining General Mills, Chris spent 17 years at PepsiCo, Inc., last serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Hostess Frito-Lay business in Canada. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Pace University and a master’s degree in business administration from New York University. Chris joined CARE’s Board in 2016.