Andrea Bonime-Blanc

 |  CEO, GEC Risk Advisory LLC

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Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD/PhD, is CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber and crisis strategist serving a broad cross-section of business, nonprofits, and government agencies. Since 2017, Bonime-Blanc has been the independent ethics advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.

Bonime-Blanc spent two decades as a c-suite global corporate executive at Bertelsmann, Verint, and PSEG including serving as general counsel, chief ethics, risk, compliance, and CSR officer, and overseeing a variety of functions including legal, governance, risk, ethics, corporate responsibility, government relations, strategic communications, crisis management, compliance, audit, information security and environmental, health and safety. She began her career as an international corporate lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb and received her PhD in Political Science and JD from Columbia University. She was born and raised in Germany and Spain and is multi-lingual.

Bonime-Blanc serves on several boards and advisory boards including WireX (a network security company), Crisp (an early warning risk intelligence firm), Cyber Future Foundation (a global cyber-trust nonprofit), Greenward Partners (a Spanish green energy firm), Corporate Excellence (a Spanish think tank), Ethical Intelligence (an EU-based AI ethics firm), Epic Theatre Ensemble (a NYC nonprofit), the NACD New Jersey Chapter (where she serves as Nominations/Governance Committee Chair) and NYU Stern-based think tank, Ethical Systems.

Bonime-Blanc is a NACD board leadership fellow and governance faculty member and holds the Carnegie Mellon CERT Certification in Cyber-Risk Oversight. She is a faculty member NYU’s Center for Global Affairs MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime program for which she teaches “Cyber Leadership, Risk Oversight, and Resilience,” and she also is a member of the NYU SPS CGA Cyber Advisory Council. She is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Bonime-Blanc is a global speaker and delivered keynote and other speeches around the world including Davos. She is quoted by and appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, The Wall Street Journal, FT Agenda, BBC, The New York Times, among other media outlets. She is an extensively published author of dozens of articles and several books including The Reputation Risk Handbook, Emerging Practices in Cyber-Risk Governance and The Artificial Intelligence Imperative. Her most recent books are Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2021-2022 (Diplomatic Courier 2021).

Andrea has been a speaker at Dialogue events and commentator in the Latin America Advisor publications.


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