The Honorable Alberto J. Mora
Former General Counsel to the Navy
Vice President, Secretary, & General Counsel, Mars Inc.
Alberto J. Mora joined Mars, Incorporated in 2008 as Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. He serves as a senior legal advisor to the Board of Directors, the President, and the other members of the senior management team and has oversight and management responsibility for all Mars legal strategies, issues, matters, services and resources.
Prior to joining Mars, Mora served as Vice President and General Counsel, International, for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., where he was responsible for the company’s international legal affairs. In his role with Wal-Mart, Mora helped plan and execute the company's international expansion and initiated the redesign of the company's international anti-corruption effort. Prior to his tenure with Wal-Mart, Mora served as General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. As the chief legal officer of the Navy and Marine Corps, he had management responsibility for more than 800 attorneys and personnel across 146 offices throughout the United States and overseas. In this role, he also supervised the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps and the Marine Corps Staff Judge Advocates and served as the Reporting Senior of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, the Department’s Chief Ethics Officer and, on occasion, Acting Secretary of the Navy. Earlier in his career, Mora also served in the U.S. State Department as a Foreign Service Officer and in the George H.W. Bush administration as General Counsel of the United States Information Agency.
Mora holds a Bachelor’s degree and Honorary Doctorate from Swarthmore College and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. A member of the Council of Foreign Relations, he sits on the Board of Directors of Human Rights First and Freedom House. In 2006, Mora was awarded the John F. Kennedy Memorial Foundation’s Profile in Courage Award in recognition of his service to the Navy.