General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, Corporate Secretary
Anna Richo is Cargill’s General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary. With a law career spanning more than 30 years, Anna is used to wearing multiple hats. She has extensive experience in compliance and business ethics, intellectual property and corporate litigation. She joined Cargill in 2019.
Anna knew by the age of eight she wanted to be a lawyer and she never wavered. Her knack for storytelling has served her well inside and outside the courtroom.
Before joining Cargill, Anna was executive vice president and general counsel at UCB, a biopharmaceutical company based in Belgium, where she resided for many years. She also served as senior vice president and chief compliance officer at Amgen, a global biotechnology firm, and as chief litigation counsel, associate general counsel and vice president of law at Baxter Healthcare. Her broad international experience extends throughout Europe, Latin America and Asia and has served to strengthen her commitment to championing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
A native New Yorker, Anna holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a J.D. degree from the College of Law at DePaul University. She and her husband have two adult children and reside in Minnesota.
Anna is passionate about mentoring others in all types of careers and from all walks of life. In her free time, you can find her at the stables supporting her husband’s equestrian riding and relishing the serenity that horses emanate.