Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has appointed Ben Bard as VP and global chief compliance officer, effective Jan. 20.
Bard will be responsible for ADM’s Office of Compliance and will oversee the company’s compliance policies and programs, including the code of conduct, ethics helpline, global anti-corruption program, trade compliance, antitrust and competition law, data protection, privacy and conflict of interest policies.
“Ben has extensive experience in managing global compliance and ethics programs, and his expertise and leadership will be invaluable as we continue to focus on policies and programs that reinforce ADM’s commitment to conducting business ethically and responsibly,” said Cameron Findlay, ADM SVP, general counsel and secretary.
Bard joins ADM after seven years at the Coca-Cola Company. As the principal ethics and compliance counsel within Coca-Cola’s global ethics and compliance office, he managed programs covering global trade sanctions, anti-corruption, third-party-integrity, due diligence and conflicts of interest. Prior to his time at Coca-Cola, Bard worked in a variety of compliance and risk management roles for Capital One Financial Corporation.
Bard earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio.
Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 460 crop procurement facilities and a premier crop transportation network, ADM aims to connect the harvest to the home in more than 140 countries.