Procter & Gamble Euro GC joins Activision

Walther, who spent 17 years at the consumer ­product company, will join online and PC games publisher Activision Blizzard as its chief legal officer.

He takes over from George Rose, who will take on the newly created role of executive vice-president and chief public policy officer.

P&G confirmed that Walther had left the ­company and said the ­position had been filled by an internal candidate, but declined to comment further.

P&G appointed a new global general counsel last year, with former deputy general counsel Steven Jemison taking on the job (The Lawyer, 14 ­February 2008).