Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is CEO and Founder of GEC Risk Advisory, a global firm that provides strategic and tactical governance, risk, integrity, reputation and crisis advice to boards, executives, investors and advisors. She is author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency and the upcoming Conference Board Research Report, Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (December 2015)
She served for two decades as a global corporate executive, including as general counsel, chief risk, ethics, compliance, audit and corporate responsibility officer, at several international companies (Bertelsmann, PSEG, Verint) in energy, technology, media and professional services. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Ethisphere 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics 2014, a 2014 100 Top Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business. She is chairman emeritus of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and currently serves on several boards including Madrid-based Corporate Excellence - Centre for Reputation Leadership and Ethical Corporation Magazine.
Dr. Bonime-Blanc is an Adjunct Professor at New York University and a frequent global keynote speaker. She is an extensively published author of books and articles and 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 JD in law and PhD in political science from Columbia University, was born and raised in Germany and Spain, and is based in New York City.