Keira Lombardo
Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs & Compliance
Smithfield Foods, Inc.

As executive vice president, corporate affairs and compliance, for Smithfield Foods, Inc., Keira L. Lombardo leads the communications, government affairs, sustainability, investor relations, compliance and legal functions for the $15 billion global food company, which is also the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer. In this capacity, she builds the reputation and raises the profile of the company, serves as a principle spokesperson with various internal and external stakeholders, and utilizes her deep understanding and knowledge of the company and food industry to develop, communicate and execute strategic initiatives, including the company’s acclaimed sustainability program. She also serves as a liaison with the U.S. investors of WH Group, Smithfield’s publicly traded parent company, and president of the Smithfield Foundation, a nonprofit organization that acts as the philanthropic arm of the company.

Mrs. Lombardo originally joined Smithfield Foods in 2002 and has worked in several capacities for the company. Most recently, she served as senior vice president of corporate affairs. In this position, Mrs. Lombardo led Smithfield’s corporate communications and public relations efforts. Prior to that, she was vice president of investor relations and public communication for WH Group, where she led the company’s investor relations and global communications efforts based in Hong Kong. Her other roles at Smithfield have included a variety of leadership positions such as vice president of investor relations and corporate communications, manager of investor relations, executive director of Smithfield’s Political Action Committee, and corporate finance assistant.

Mrs. Lombardo serves on several boards including The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), the largest manufacturing association in U.S., representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states; The North American Meat Institute (NAMI), the national trade association that represents companies that process 95 percent of red meat and 70 percent of turkey products in the U.S. and their suppliers throughout America; The Global Good Fund, a non-profit that accelerates the leadership development of high potential young social entrepreneurs tackling the world’s greatest issues; and The Faison Center, School & Center for Autism, a non-profit educational and treatment center serving individuals and families impacted by autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities.

A resident of Williamsburg, Virginia, Mrs. Lombardo earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Newark College of Arts and Sciences, and a Bachelor of Science in finance from Rutgers Business School, the State University of New Jersey.

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