Ben Bard is vice president, global chief compliance officer and head of global security for ADM. As global chief compliance officer, 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. As head of global security, Bard is responsible for enterprise-wide security strategies, programs and risk mitigation, including physical security, travel security, executive protection, threat intelligence, and crisis preparedness and management.
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 the financial services industry in a variety of legal, 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. Bard was named a Top Mind by Compliance Week in 2018. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.