Kendall J. Powell (born c. 1954) is an American businessman, chief executive officer of General Mills since September, 2007. Since joining the company in 1979, he has held various positions, including president and chief operating officer. He also serves on the board of the medical technology company Medtronic, Inc. 
While CEO of General Mills in 2009, Powell received total compensation of $9,221,035, which included a base salary of $959,583, a cash bonus of $1,910,770, stocks granted of $3,720,566, options granted of $2,276,223, and other compensation of $353,893. His 2011 total compensation of $8,609,199 included a base salary of $973,042, a cash bonus of $1,926,622, stocks granted of $3,724,528, options granted of $1,705,426, and other compensation of $278,981.
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