Andrea Bonime-Blanc has over two decades of executive legal, governance, compliance, risk, internal audit and corporate responsibility experience at global companies and law firms. She has worked in private, public, established and start-up companies in technology, media, infrastructure, utility, manufacturing and professional services. She is expert in anti-bribery/corruption, anti-fraud, compliance structures and programs, information security, enterprise risk management, investigations, whistleblower protection, crisis management, CSR, ISO strategy, compliance training and communications and performance management. She has been a general counsel for over 10 years and held executive compliance and risk management roles for 17 years.
Ms. Bonime-Blanc recently served as SVP, Global Corporate Responsibility & Risk Management for Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: VRNT), a “big data”/analytics technology company serving corporations and governments. Reporting to executive management and the audit committee of the board, she was responsible for five global functions: ethics and compliance, internal audit, information security, enterprise risk management and corporate responsibility. She chaired the company’s Corporate Responsibility Committee and co-led several global initiatives (crisis management/business continuity, sustainability and ISO strategy).
Ms. Bonime-Blanc was founding chief ethics & compliance officer for Bertelsmann, where she established and launched the global ethics and compliance program for 100,000 employees in 600 businesses in 60 countries. Her multimedia ethics communications program received multiple PR awards. She has worked in the professional services sector as general counsel, chief compliance officer and corporate secretary of Daylight Forensic & Advisory and as director of ethics and compliance of Navigant Consulting, Daylight's successor. Earlier in her career, Ms. Bonime-Blanc was general counsel and head of compliance, external relations, strategic
communications and environmental, health & safety for the global division of PSEG (NYSE:PEG), a leading U.S. energy and utility company. She started her career at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP and King & Spalding LLP where she specialized in international project finance.
Ms. Bonime-Blanc is immediate past chair of the board of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association (ECOA) and has been a board member for eight years. She was founding chair of its Global Strategy Committee and chaired its External & Government Relations Committee. She is co-leader/author/editor of the 2008 ECOA Foundation book, The Ethics and Compliance Handbook: A Practical Guide from Leading Organizations, and has written and edited many articles and books, most recently “The Fight Against Corruption Goes Global” for Foreign Affairs and "Building Sustainable Integrity into Organizational Strategy and Operations" for the Conference Board. She served as Vice Chair of the Conference Board's Global Council on Business Conduct, is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the board of the American Association for the International Commission of Jurists.
Over the years, Ms. Bonime-Blanc has leveraged her upbringing in Europe and fluency in Spanish to work throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. She holds a Joint J.D. in Law and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University where she wrote her doctoral thesis on how authoritarian regimes become democracies. She resides with her family in New York City and Sag Harbor and is an avid photographer and exhibited artist.