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Cargill Appoints Rishi Varma Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

Cargill Appoints Rishi Varma Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary


WAYZATA, MN
Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Cargill is welcoming an experienced leader to a slew of critical roles, announcing that Rishi Varma has been named Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary—effective January 29—as Anna Richo prepares to step down from the role.

Rishi Varma, Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, CargillIn this role, Varma will also serve as General Counsel. Varma joins Cargill from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. During his time with HPE, Varna oversaw corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, commercial contracting, supply chain matters, litigation, intellectual property, and corporate securities, a press release stated.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in political science from Georgetown University and a J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

Brian Sikes, Board Chair, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill"We are thrilled to welcome Rishi, a highly respected attorney and business leader, to Cargill," said Brian Sikes, Cargill Board Chair, President and Chief Executive Officer. "His commitment to operational excellence and ensuring this is achieved in compliance with the highest legal and ethical standards builds on our strong culture of integrity."

Varma succeeds Anna Richo, who will transition to Corporate Senior Vice President, Strategic Advisor to the General Counsel and CEO until her retirement in September 2024.

Rishi Varma was recently named to Cargill's C-suite, becoming the company's Corporate Senior Vice President, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary

"We will miss Anna's contributions and leadership," Sikes continued. “Anna led with purpose and passion to transform and integrate our legal, compliance, government relations, corporate governance, security, and shareholder relations functions to operate with a strong focus on the customer. Her contributions strengthened our diverse and inclusive culture and will leave a lasting mark on the company."

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