Program Director, Global Business Conduct Council
The Conference Board
Jacqueline E. Brevard is the program director for the Global Business Conduct Council of which she was an inaugural member. Ms. Brevard is currently also a Senior Advisor at GEC Risk Advisory LLC, the global governance, risk, integrity, reputation and crisis advisory firm serving executives, boards, investors and advisors in diverse sectors, growth stages and industries, primarily in the Americas, Europe and Africa. Client assignments range from strategic to tactical, including enterprise and specific risk assessments, crisis planning, integrity program development, codes of conduct, and customized education from the boardroom to the shop floor.
Ms. Brevard, the former Vice President, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer of Merck & Co., Inc., is the pioneer and visionary who developed and successfully implemented the first comprehensive Global Ethics Program for a top tier global pharmaceutical company, driving Merck & Co. to a leadership position in organizational ethics and setting the standard that others would follow years later. Ms. Brevard is a published author and a frequent speaker at many distinguished conferences and universities. Ms. Brevard serves as Adjunct Faculty at New York University, and she is a member of the faculty of the ECOA’s Leading Practitioner in Ethics and Compliance Certification course. In 2009, Ms. Brevard was named as one of ETHISPHERE’s top 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.
Ms. Brevard received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and an LLM in International Law from New York University School of Law.