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Aug 31, 2023

ADM appoints new general counsel

Regina Bynote Jones to join company having most recently been chief legal officer for Baker Hughes

ADM has appointed Regina Bynote Jones as the company’s new senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, effective September 5.

In her new role, Jones will oversee ADM’s global legal and regulatory affairs, compliance initiatives, security operations and government relations work. She will join the company’s executive council and be based at its Chicago headquarters.

Jones is joining ADM having most recently been chief legal officer for Baker Hughes, which she joined in April 2020. Before that she was executive vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Delek US Holdings and Delek Logistics Partners. According to her LinkedIn profile, before that she spent more than 12 years at Schlumberger, most recently as general counsel for Schlumberger land rigs.

Earlier in her career, she worked with Dynegy Marketing & Trade, Shell Oil Company and El Paso Energy in legal and information technology roles. Her assignments have included being based in Paris, Kuala Lumpur and across the US.

Regina Bynote Jones

Jones will succeed Cam Findlay, who has been with ADM in the same position since 2013 and announced his plans to retire this year. Findlay will help with the transition as Jones joins the company.

ADM board chair and CEO Juan Luciano says in a statement: ‘Regina’s extensive global experience in navigating the intersection of technology, regulatory compliance and strategic business risk make her an invaluable addition to the ADM leadership team. As ADM continues to advance our vision for strategic growth, Regina’s unique background and passion for value creation will play an important role in our journey ahead.

‘On behalf of our 42,000 ADM colleagues, I want to thank Cam for his transformative efforts over the past decade. He has done a tremendous job building world-class legal, compliance, regulatory and government relations functions at ADM and we wish him well in his retirement.’

Ben Maiden

Ben Maiden is the editor-at-large of Governance Intelligence, an IR Media publication, having joined the company in December 2016. He is based in New York. Ben was previously managing editor of Compliance Reporter, covering regulatory and compliance...