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US Foods Appoints Ha As EVP, General Counsel

Martha Ha

Rosemont, Illinois-based US Foods Holding Corp. has named Martha Ha as EVP and general counsel, effective Sept. 25.

She will report to Dave Flitman, CEO, 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,” Flitman said.

“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.”

In this 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 also will serve as a key counselor to the company’s board of directors and executive leadership team.

Ha joins US Foods from Medtronic, a global medical device and technology company with approximately $31 billion in revenue, where she most recently was VP, chief counsel – corporate governance (including sustainability, insurance and aviation), mergers and acquisitions and cardiovascular portfolio. 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, she 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 2016-20, Ha served as chief privacy officer for the company. 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.

Prior to Medtronic, Ha was VP of corporate secretary and general counsel – corporate and international at DaVita Health Care Partners. She also served as VP of corporate secretary and deputy general counsel at W.W. Grainger Inc. and several roles of increasing responsibility at Baxter Healthcare Corp.

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