As president and chief executive officer of Cereal Partners Worldwide (CPW) – General Mills’ joint venture with Nestlé – Dave Homer is responsible for a nearly $2 billion global cereal business that distributes to more than 130 countries outside of North America.
In his previous role, from 2008 to 2014, Homer was president of General Mills Canada.
Prior to that, Homer was managing director responsible for the company's operations in Australia and New Zealand. That included the manufacturing, distribution and sales of Old El Paso Mexican foods, Latina and Frescarini fresh pasta products, Betty Crocker dessert mixes and van den Bergh’s frozen dough products.
While directing Australasia, he led the acquisition of distribution rights for Patak’s Indian foods and Croissant King, a local producer of frozen dough products for institutional use.
Homer joined General Mills in 1987 as a financial analyst in the Corporate Growth and Development department where he worked on divestiture and acquisition activity before moving into marketing in 1989. Homer held various marketing positions within General Mills, including marketing manager for Big G New Enterprises, where he was responsible for new cereal products, and marketing director for the Flour and Baking Mixes business unit.