Global meat processing company JBS announced the appointment of Michael Koenig as global chief ethics and compliance officer.

Since August 2021, Koenig served as the head of ethics and compliance for JBS USA subsidiary Pilgrim’s, a multinational food company and one of the largest chicken produces in the United States.

He previously spent nearly 25 years as an attorney defending companies, individual executives, and public officials in criminal, civil, and regulatory investigations and trials. Koenig was also a federal prosecutor at the Department of Justice.

In addition to Koenig’s promotion, JBS formed a Global Executive Compliance Committee in June 2022. Its primary purpose is to help create a more uniform and consistent compliance program across all JBS entities, including Pilgrim’s. The committee is tasked with overseeing continued improvements and enhancements to the compliance program and promoting a company-wide culture of compliance for its employees, stakeholders, business associates, and customers.