This excerpt taken from the GIS 10-K filed Jul 28, 2005.
James A. Lawrence, age 52, is Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and International. Mr. Lawrence joined General Mills as Chief Financial Officer in 1998 from Northwest Airlines where he was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Northwest Airlines in 1996, he was at Pepsi-Cola International, serving initially as Executive Vice President and subsequently as President and Chief Executive Officer for its operations in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Lawrence is a director of Avnet, Inc.