Apple on Monday announced the appointment of James A. (Jim) Lawrence to its Board of Directors. Lawrence is executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer of General Mills Inc.
“With his deep financial and international experience, Jim is going to be a great addition to our Board of Directors. Jim is the seventh member on our Board, and we’re all looking forward to working with him,” said Apple CEO Steve Jobs.
Lawrence calls Apple “the most innovative company in its industry,” and added, “My family and I have been Mac users for many years, so I am really looking forward to working directly with such a talented group of people.”
Lawrence has been in his present position at General Mills since 1998. Prior to that, he was executive vice president and CFO of Northwest Airlines. His background includes working as president and CEO for Pepsi-Cola International’s Asian, Middle East and Africa operations. He also serves on the board of Avnet Inc. and The St. Paul Companies.