Experienced at helping some of the world’s most respected companies establish leadership at the intersection of business strategy, public policy, and corporate reputation, Torod is a respected counselor on creating stakeholder value, building performance-driven cultures, and maintaining trust amid complex global societal change.
Torod joined Medtronic in February 2021. Most recently he served as Worldwide Group Vice President and Global Chief Communications Officer with Hong Kong-based Lenovo Group, the parent company of Motorola Mobility, and the world’s leading manufacturer of personal computers, smartphones, and wearable devices.
Prior to Lenovo, Torod served in roles with increasing responsibility with Verizon Communications, including within each of its primary operating units, Verizon Consumer (Wireless), Verizon Business (Enterprise), and Verizon Telecommunications (Entertainment), ultimately serving as Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs.
Torod spent 15 years working both on Capitol Hill and at some of the world’s largest consulting firms advising CEOs, c-suite leaders, and boards, and he previously served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Communications at Bank of America.
He serves on a variety of academic, charitable, and civic organization boards of directors including The LAGRANT Foundation, the Arthur W. Page Society, the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Journalism and Communications, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hussmann School of Media and Journalism. In 2022, Torod was named to the top 50 PR executives list by PRWeek, 100 most influential in-house communicators by PRovoke Media, and Most Influential Black Executives in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine.
Torod earned a BA in Government and International Affairs from the University of South Carolina, and an MS in Communications Management from Syracuse University.