General Mills, a leading global food company, announced the election of Maria Sastre to its board of directors effective June 1, 2018. Sastre was most recently President and Chief Operating Officer of Signature Flight Support, the largest operating business of UK-based BBA Aviation company, where she was responsible for the daily operations of Signature's worldwide network of fixed base operations and maintenance centers.
"We are pleased to welcome Maria to the board as we continue to execute our strategic plan and drive significant long-term value for General Mills shareholders," said Jeff Harmening, General Mills Chairman and CEO. "With her experiences leading large, complex organizations and background in consumer-facing businesses, we are excited about the contributions she will make to the board and our company." Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, General Mills generated fiscal 2017 consolidated net sales of US $15.6 billion, as well as another US $1.0 billion from its proportionate share of joint-venture net sales.