CEO & Founder, GEC Risk Advisory
Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory, a global firm that provides strategic and tactical governance, risk, ethics, compliance, corporate responsibility, reputation and crisis advice to boards, executives, investors and advisors in a wide variety of sectors. She is author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency (published in English, Chinese and Spanish) and the 2015 Conference Board Research Report, Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance. In 2015 and 2014, she was named an Ethisphere “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics”.
She served for two decades as a global corporate executive, including as general counsel, chief risk, ethics, compliance, audit, InfoSec and corporate responsibility officer, at several international companies (Bertelsmann, PSEG, Verint) in energy, technology, media and professional services. She began her career as an international transactional attorney at Cleary Gottlieb, a leading global law firm. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Director Member of the National Association for Corporate Directors. She is chair emeritus of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and serves on several boards and advisory boards including NYC-based, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Madrid-based Corporate Excellence - Centre for Reputation Leadership and IE Business School’s Research Centre on Governance, Sustainability & Reputation.
Dr. Bonime-Blanc is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and a frequent global keynote speaker. She has been interviewed by or written for the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the BBC, The New York Times, Foreign Affairs, El Pais, El Cronista, Expansion and Jornal do Commercio. She holds a joint Juris Doctor in law and PhD in political science from Columbia University, was born and raised in Germany and Spain, and lives in New York City.