Seth Rice, CCEP, is Assistant General Counsel and Global Director, Ethics and Compliance at Kennametal in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Kennametal is a global manufacturer of wear-resistant solutions, trading on the NYSE under the stock ticker KMT. In his capacity as Global Director, Mr. Rice is responsible for leading Kennametal’s Office of Ethics and Compliance, which encompasses global ethics and compliance program management, training, and internal investigations under Kennametal’s Code of Conduct. The Office of Ethics and Compliance is comprised of a global team of nine ethics and compliance professionals, working across the Americas, EMEA, and Asia-Pacific regions, and includes Kennametal’s trade compliance team. Mr. Rice has substantial international experience in the development and implementation of anti-bribery and anti-corruption programs, and regularly reports to Kennametal’s board of directors on this and other ethics and compliance topics.
In his capacity as Assistant General Counsel, Mr. Rice advises the corporation and management team on anti-corruption and anti-bribery laws, international trade laws, and environmental, health and safety regulations. Mr. Rice is a member of Kennametal’s data breach response team and was instrumental in developing the company’s current strategy. Prior to joining Kennametal, Mr. Rice served as regulatory counsel for a multi-national chemical company and before that advised companies in multiple sectors on compliance matters as a private practice attorney.
Mr. Rice earned his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from Westminster College and his law degree from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law. He is a Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional.