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Jun 03, 2024

Krispy Kreme recruits legal chief

Atiba Adams joining doughnut firm from Bausch + Lomb

Atiba Adams will join Charlotte, North Carolina-based Krispy Kreme as chief legal officer, effective June 25. In his new role, he will report to Josh Charlesworth, president and CEO.

Adams is joining the doughnut company having most recently been senior vice president and deputy general counsel at Bausch + Lomb. According to his LinkedIn profile, he previously spent more than four years based in London as general counsel of Mars Global Petcare. Before that he was general counsel of Mars Global Chocolate, based in New Jersey.

Earlier in his career Adams spent more than 14 years at Pfizer where he was most recently vice president, corporate secretary and chief governance counsel. Before moving in-house, he was an attorney with law firm Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom.

Charlesworth says in a statement: ‘Atiba’s strong, global legal background, public-company experience and expertise in the sweet-treat industry make him a great addition to the team. I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him and I look forward to working together in pursuit of a bigger and better Krispy Kreme.’

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...

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