Executive Vice President, Arconic
Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary
New York, New York
Since November 2016, Kate Hargrove Ramundo has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary.
She leads Arconic’s legal team in all corporate, governance, securities/corporate finance, M&A, litigation, risk, safety, environmental, employment, regulatory, intellectual property and commercial matters.
Kate also leads the global Ethics & Compliance, EHS and Government Affairs functions. In addition, she is a member of the Arconic Executive Leadership Team, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the company.
Prior to joining Arconic, Kate was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of ANN, Inc., the owner of the highly respected Ann Taylor and LOFT brands, where she had significant experience in all the areas for which she has responsibility at Arconic. She helped lead the sale of the corporation to Ascena Retail Group.
Previously, Kate served as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Colgate-Palmolive. Among her other positions during her 15-year tenure at Colgate, she served as General Counsel of the Europe/South Pacific division, and later managed global specialty legal activities throughout the entire Colgate world, including North America, Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. She began her career as a litigator, practicing at major New York-based law firms, including Cravath, Swaine and Moore, and Sidley Austin.
Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude, and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.