Ken Charles

S5-D Creating The Roadmap to Success – Winning with Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

About Ken Charles

Ken Charles is responsible for development and execution of General Mills global diversity and inclusion strategy.  He works closely with the CEO and SVP of Global HR on business and people strategies to create value for each of the company’s stakeholders. With his team, he addresses issues such as workforce representation, retention and development.  He also has responsibility for General Mills $570 MM Supplier Diversity program.  Previously as Chief Staffing Officer, Ken led U.S. campus and experienced professional recruiting.   Ken currently serves on boards of the Minneapolis Urban League, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and National Black MBA Association.  He was recently listed as one of the 75 most influential people in the Twin Cities by Minnesota Monthly magazine and as one of the Top Executives in Diversity by Black Enterprise in 2011. Ken is a member of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and the Executive Leadership Council.


University of St. Thomas - Minnesota Opus College of Business