Procter & Gamble GC takes top legal job at PC games publisher

Walther, who spent 17 years at the consumer product company, will join online and PC games publisher Activision Bilzzard as 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.

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

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