Roberta Lang serves as General Counsel and Global Vice President of Legal Affairs for Whole Foods Market, Inc., a fortune 500 company and the world’s largest retailer of natural and organic foods.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Ms. Lang is responsible for a broad scope of corporate legal functions for the entire company and its 59,000 plus Team Members. Ms. Lang works closely with the Whole Foods Market Executive and National Leadership Teams, as well as with the Board of Directors. Her team provides a variety of services and counsel ranging from intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, securities, contractual work, risk assessment, human resources, employment and labor, licensing, policy and business advice. She has been recognized five times as a Whole Foods Market “All*Star”, the Company’s highest honor, for her overall outstanding performance as a dedicated, tireless team member who brings incredible intellect, seasoned perspective, understanding and balance to her professional life.
Roberta is a board member of Conscious Capitalism, Inc., whose philosophy is based on the belief that a more complex form of capitalism is emerging that hold potential for enhancing corporate performance while simultaneously continuing to advance the quality of life for billions of people. She is also an active ambassador for the Conscious Capitalism Movement and has been a student of best business practices for 35 years.
She is a board member of the Whole Planet Foundation, whose mission is to create economic partnerships with the poor in those developing –world communities that supply Whole Foods Market stores with product through innovative assistance for entrepreneurship. Roberta recently accepted a position on the Advisory Board of Peace Through Commerce which is an integrated outreach, education, and engagement program which illuminates the contribution that commerce, trade, and economic development make toward building sustainable peace. She is also sits on the National Council of Valparaiso University School of Law.