A new leader is taking her spot within US Foods’ executive ring. Martha Ha will be stepping in as the company’s newest Executive Vice President and General Counsel, effective September 25.
Prior to joining US Foods, Ha was most recently Vice President, Chief Counsel – Corporate Governance (including Sustainability, Insurance, and Aviation), Mergers and Acquisitions, and Cardiovascular Portfolio for Medtronic. In this role, she served as Assistant Corporate Secretary responsible for all corporate governance matters, including ESG strategy and disclosures, shareholder and Board of Director matters, and public company filings and disclosures.
Additionally, Ha oversaw the company’s risk management program and was the Lead Counsel for all mergers and acquisitions and enterprise contracts. She was also the Lead Counsel for Medtronic’s cardiovascular portfolio—the largest segment of Medtronic’s business. From 2016 to 2020, Ha served as Chief Privacy Officer for the company. And since 2019, she has been the Co-Chair of the Asian Impact at Medtronic (AIM) Employee Network to elevate the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts.
In this critical leadership role, Ha will be responsible for the company’s legal, food safety, risk management, corporate secretary, corporate social responsibility, and ethics and compliance functions. She will also serve as a key counselor to the company’s Board of Directors and Executive Leadership Team.
Ha will report to Dave Flitman, Chief Executive Officer, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team.
“After an extensive and thoughtful search, I am thrilled to welcome Martha Ha to US Foods and our Executive Leadership Team,” said Flitman. “With more than 30 years of experience, Martha is a seasoned business advisor with exceptional expertise in corporate governance, commercial transactions, and leading high-performing teams. I also want to thank Andrew Johnstone for his leadership as Interim General Counsel as we conducted the search for our next General Counsel.”
Ha holds a Juris Doctor from Loyola Chicago School of Law and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Illinois. She is also a Certified Public Accountant.
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Congratulations, Martha Ha, on your new journey!