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General Mills appoints former 7-Eleven CTO as chief digital & technology officer

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General Mills appoints former 7-Eleven CTO as chief digital & technology officer

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General Mills has appointed Jaime Montemayor as its new chief digital & technology officer reporting to chairman and CEO, Jeff Harmening, effective Feb. 24, 2020.

In the newly-created role, Montemayor – who was previously chief technology officer at 7-Eleven and also spent 21 years at PepsiCo serving as senior vice president and chief information officer, digital innovation, data and analytics at the end of his tenure – will have oversight of the IT and technology solutions teams and be responsible for leading General Mills' digital transformation efforts to advance its innovation and speed to market. 

At 7-Eleven, Montemayor was responsible for the enterprise commercial, innovation and data and analytics teams. During his time with PepsiCo, he led multiple IT-enabled business transformations, spearheaded the development of the PepsiCo analytics-at-scale strategy, and deployed innovative capabilities to better prepare the company for future retail and consumer trends.  

“Customers and consumers set the pace in today’s hyper-connected world – and they’re moving fast. They are embracing new products, experiences and services. And they are rewarding companies that anticipate their needs and make their lives easier,”​ said Harmening.

“At the heart of this transformation is the unprecedented availability of data. Jaime has impressive credentials in this space and will help us deepen our connection with consumers through data and ultimately help us win in the marketplace. I’m very excited to add his expertise to my leadership team and our entire enterprise.” 

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