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Ivan Fong is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Medtronic and a member of the Medtronic Executive Committee. He leads the global legal, compliance and government affairs teams and serves as corporate secretary to the Medtronic Board of Directors.
Ivan brings extensive experience as a corporate general counsel and trusted advisor, partnering to provide strategic and practical solutions to support business growth and help mitigate enterprise risks. Recognized as one of “America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel” and one of the “Twenty Most Influential General Counsel” by the National Law Journal, he has a track record of guiding CEOs, business leaders and boards through complex legal and policy issues; building and leading high-performing, high-trust teams; and driving inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility.
Prior to joining Medtronic in February 2022, Ivan was Executive Vice President, Chief Legal and Policy Officer and Secretary of 3M. Under Ivan’s leadership, 3M’s legal department was named Best Legal Department / Legal Department of the Year by the American Lawyer. Prior to joining 3M in 2012, Ivan served as General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of Cardinal Health; Senior Vice President and General Counsel of GE Vendor Financial Services; and Senior Counsel, E-Commerce and IT of General Electric. Ivan was also previously Deputy Associate Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice and a partner with the law firm of Covington & Burling LLP. He began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Ivan is a member of the board of directors of Cboe Global Markets, a leading provider of global market infrastructure and trading solutions and products. He also serves on the Council of the American Law Institute and on the boards of Equal Justice Works, a national nonprofit that launches recent law school graduates in public interest careers, and Minnesota Public Radio | American Public Media Group.
Ivan received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in chemical engineering and chemical engineering practice from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; his J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Stanford Law Review; and a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the University of Oxford, where he was a Fulbright Scholar.