Kofi Bruce

Vice President, Financial Operations/Corporate Controller

General Mills




A 10-year veteran at the Golden Valley-based consumer food giant, Kofi Bruce will become its CFO in 2020. He held positions at Ford and Ecolab before joining General Mills, where he has gone from strength to strength: Starting as vice president and treasurer, he next directed financial planning and analysis for General Mills’ Yoplait USA and convenience and foodservice divisions. Named vice president and controller in 2017, Bruce assumed his current title in September. Next year, he ascends to the next rung. One task he is likely to face: lowering General Mills’ debt, which nearly doubled to $15.4 billion after the $8 billion acquisition of Blue Buffalo Pet Products last year.