MINNEAPOLIS — Sean N. Walker has been named group president of the Asia and Latin America segment of General Mills, Inc., effective Feb. 1, 2019. He will succeed Christina Law, who is leaving the company at the end of February 2019.

A 29-year-veteran of General Mills, Mr. Walker most recently was senior vice-president of strategy for the company and has been responsible for transitioning the Blue Buffalo Pet Food business into General Mills. Earlier, he held positions of increasing responsibility in Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Brazil and the Caribbean. He also worked in the United States and Canada as vice-president of finance for General Mills Canada, director of financial operations for the Betty Crocker division and vice-president of financial operations for the Meals division.

Prior to joining General Mills, Mr. Walker worked at the Hershey Co. and Nestle.