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OMAHA, Neb. -- Robert F. Sharpe Jr. has joined ConAgra Foods Inc. here as e.v.p. for legal and regulatory affairs, a newly created position.
Sharpe, 53, was most recently a partner with the Brunswick Group LLC, a privately held global financial communications firm, and prior to that was s.v.p. and general counsel for PepsiCo, Inc. Earlier in his career, he served as s.v.p. and general counsel at RJR Nabisco.
"Rob Sharpe is a seasoned executive with a great combination of legal skill, regulatory knowledge, and business savvy. I know him well from my time at Pepsi, and he will be a tremendous asset to us at ConAgra Foods," said president and c.e.o. Gary Rodkin.
"[ConAgra has] great people and strong brands that, when combined, can deliver the solid financial results that shareholders value," said Sharpe.
ConAgra Foods is one of North America's largest packaged food companies, serving consumer grocery retailers, as well as restaurants and other foodservice establishments.