ADM Chief Compliance Officer Ben Bard Named to Compliance Week Top Minds 2018

ADM Chief Compliance Officer Ben Bard Named to Compliance Week Top Minds 2018


CHICAGO, April 24, 2018—Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) Chief Compliance Officer Ben Bard has been named to Compliance Week’s Top Minds 2018.

Each year, Compliance Week highlights the best and brightest in the governance, risk, ethics, and compliance profession with the Top Minds award. The rigorous selection process takes into consideration experience in the field, overall professional stature and individual achievements, among other factors. Honorees, who come from a wide range of disciplines, exemplify four qualities: they are effective, collaborative, constructive and visionary.

“Since joining ADM in 2014, Ben has dramatically reshaped our compliance function, creating a world-class, agile, and pragmatic organization that works closely with our business teams to ensure we are upholding the highest standards of honesty and integrity,” said ADM Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary Cameron Findlay. “Ben and his team embody the characteristics that Compliance Week—and ADM—look for in compliance leaders. We are proud of him, and more importantly, we appreciate the great work he and his entire team are doing to ensure ADM gets the right results, the right way.”

In his four years at ADM, Bard has led efforts to map compliance aims to the company’s wider strategies, and worked to ensure that his team offers proactive, constructive solutions to help business leaders achieve their goals.

Bard’s Compliance Week Top Minds profile can be found here. He along with other 2018 Top Minds will be honored at Compliance Week’s annual conference in May.

About Bard

Ben Bard is chief compliance officer for Archer Daniels Midland Company. In that role, he leads ADM’s Office of Compliance and oversees the company’s global compliance policies and programs, including the code of conduct, ethics helpline, anti-corruption, trade compliance, antitrust/competition law, data privacy/protection and conflict of interest programs.

Before joining ADM in 2014, Bard worked for The Coca-Cola Company, where he was responsible for managing the company’s international ethics and compliance programs, including anti-corruption, global trade sanctions, anti-boycott, conflict of interest and third-party due diligence. Prior to his time at Coca-Cola, Bard worked in compliance and risk management roles for Capital One Financial Corporation.

Bard serves on the boards of the Ethics & Compliance Association and the Chicago Legal Aid Society and is a guest lecturer on corporate compliance at Northwestern University School of Law. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

About ADM
For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we’re one of the world’s largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at

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