Ben Bard is chief compliance officer for ADM. 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.
Prior to 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.