Mr. Ide is a Partner in the Atlanta office of Dentons, an international law firm. In his practice he focuses on representing boards of directors, audit committees and management with special investigations, ethics and corporate governance.
Mr. Ide serves as a member of the Board of Directors of AFC Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:AFCE) where he chairs the Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. Additionally, He serves as a chairman of both the MetaJure and Rimidi-Diabetes Boards. He is also chair of the Advisory Board to the Conference Board's Governance Center, a senior fellow and co-founder of Emory University's Directors Institute and he serves on the Audit and Governance Committees of the Clark Atlanta University Board of Trustees and is the chair of the Executive Committee of the EastWest Institute.
Mr. Ide formerly served as senior vice president and General Counsel of Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON), a $30 billion life sciences company, as Counsel to the United States Olympic Committee and as President of the American Bar Association. He has also previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Albemarle Corporation (NYSE:ALB) where he served on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Mr. Ide received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Washington and Lee University, J.D. degree from the University of Virginia and M.B.A. degree from Georgia State University. He has lectured extensively and published numerous articles on corporate governance.