OMAHA — Andrew George Ross has been named vice-president and chief strategy officer of ConAgra Foods, Inc. In the newly created position, he will report to Gary Rodkin, chief executive officer of ConAgra.

“Andrew has 20-plus years of experience in developing growth strategies for businesses around the world,” Mr. Rodkin said. “That background will serve him well as he leads the company’s strategic planning process and proactively seeks and evaluates business development opportunities. This is a new position for ConAgra Foods, one that we believe will be a catalyst for stronger growth from our core, private label and international businesses.”

Prior to joining the company, Mr. Ross was a partner with McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he led the company’s global consumer, retail and marketing practices.