Chief Executive Officer
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
TCB Research KBI Report Author
Emerging Practices in Cyber Risk Governance
Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the lead cyber-risk governance author and researcher for The Conference Board. She is the chief executive officer of GEC Risk Advisory LLC, the global governance, risk, ethics, compliance, reputation, and crisis advisory firm, serving executives, boards, investors, and advisors in diverse sectors worldwide.
Prior to founding GEC Risk Advisory in 2013, Dr. Bonime- Blanc spent two decades as a senior executive in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 250 companies, leading governance, legal, ethics, compliance, risk, crisis management, internal audit, external affairs, and corporate responsibility functions, including positions at Bertelsmann, the global media company; Verint Systems, a “big data” technology company; and PSEG Global, a division of PSEG, the leading U.S. energy and utility company. She began her career as an international project finance lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and has served as chair, audit committee chair, and a member of several boards for the past 25 years.
Dr. Bonime-Blanc is the author of The Reputation Risk Handbook: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Hyper-Transparency, which the Wall Street Journal calls “The book on reputation risk.” She writes a periodic column for Ethical Corporation Magazine and tweets @GlobalEthicist. Recognized in both 2015 and 2014 as one of Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and a 2014 Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business, she recently joined the Advisory Board of Spain’s leading think tank, Corporate Excellence: Centre for Reputation Leadership, and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dr. Bonime-Blanc was born and raised in Europe and holds a Joint JD in Law and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University; she is an Adjunct Professor at NYU and a frequent international keynote speaker. She is an exhibited artist and photographer and lives with her family in New York City.