Krispy Kreme Names Atiba Adams as Chief Legal Officer

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Krispy Kreme, has announced the appointment of Atiba Adams as Chief Legal Officer, effective June 25, 2024. Adams will report directly to Josh Charlesworth, President and Chief Executive Officer of Krispy Kreme.

Adams brings over two decades of legal experience to Krispy Kreme, having worked with multibillion-dollar publicly traded and privately held companies such as Mars, Pfizer, and most recently, Bausch + Lomb, where he held the position of Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel.

“Atiba’s strong, global legal background, public company experience, and expertise in the sweet treat industry make him a great addition to the team,” said Charlesworth. “I couldn’t be more excited to welcome him, and I look forward to working together in pursuit of a bigger and better Krispy Kreme.”

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Adams said, “I am thrilled to join Krispy Kreme, an iconic global brand with tremendous growth opportunity. I look forward to partnering with the Global Leadership Team and contributing to the company’s continued success.”

Adams holds a B.A. in Political Science from Millersville University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law. He will be based at Krispy Kreme’s corporate headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina.