DECATUR, ILLINOIS, U.S. — Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) on Jan. 3 named Ben Bard vice-president and global chief compliance officer.
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. His appointment will be effective Jan. 20.
“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 senior vice-president, 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 Corp.
Bard earned a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, U.S., and a juris doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.