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Ben Bard

Vice President
Global Chief Compliance Officer
Chief Audit Executive

Ben Bard is vice president, global chief compliance officer and chief audit executive for ADM. In this role, he leads ADM’s worldwide compliance and internal audit functions.


Bard has over 20 years of legal, compliance and risk management experience. Prior to joining ADM in January 2014, Bard worked for The Coca-Cola Company, where he served as senior anti-corruption and trade sanctions compliance counsel and was responsible for managing the company’s global ethics and compliance programs. Prior to his time at Coca-Cola, Bard worked in the financial services industry in a variety of corporate compliance and risk management roles.


Bard serves as vice chair of the board of directors for the Ethics & Compliance Association and is a guest lecturer on corporate compliance at Chicago-area law schools. He was named a Top Mind by Compliance Week in 2018. Bard received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.