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Andrea Bonime-Blanc

Andrea Bonime-Blanc

GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Chief Executive Officer
New York, NY, USA

Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the chief executive officer 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 (http://www.gecrisk.com) in a wide variety of sectors. She is author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency (http://bit.ly/1284TMR) and the 2015 Conference Board Research Report, Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance (http://bit.ly/1LO0MI5). In 2015, for a second year, she was named an Ethisphere “100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics” in the Thought Leadership category.

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 and was named a 2014 100 Top Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business. She is chairman emeritus of the Ethics & Compliance Initiative and currently 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 and UK-based 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 (http://bit.ly/1ctFvSh) 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 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.


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