The appointment follows Cam Findlay’s announcement of his plans to retire this year after serving ADM in the same capacity since 2013.
Assuming the role, Jones will join ADM’s Executive Council and will be based at the company’s Chicago, Illinois, US, global headquarters.
According to World Grain citing ADM, Jones will be responsible for overseeing ADM’s global legal and regulatory affairs, compliance initiatives, security operations, and government relations efforts.
Jones brings to ADM vast international legal expertise garnered from her tenure in large, complex organizations with a career spanning more than three decades.
Most recently, she was the chief legal officer for Baker Hughes, a global leader in the energy technology sector.
“Regina’s extensive global experience in navigating the intersection of technology, regulatory compliance, and strategic business risk makes her an invaluable addition to the ADM leadership team,” said Juan Luciano, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of ADM.
“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,” Juan added.
The appointment comes after ADM recently appointed Dr. Nuria Miquel PhD, as senior vice president and chief science officer, effective August 1.
Nuria Miquel, who joined ADM three years ago as leader of science and technology for the company’s Nutrition segment, started her career as a research scientist before progressing to leadership roles at Novozymes, Tate & Lyle, Chr. Hansen and Hempel.
Luciano commended her as the best fit for the position through her vast experience in leadership and cutting-edge science.
For Regina, Luciano praised her immense expertise adding that she will bring with her an invaluable addition to the ADM leadership team.
Luciano also thanked the outgoing Cam Findlay 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,” Luciano said.