Chief Executive Officer
GEC Risk Advisory LLC
Dr. Andrea Bonime-Blanc is the Lead Cyber-Risk Governance Researcher for The Conference Board. Current CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory LLC; the global governance, risk, integrity, reputation and crisis advisory firm, serving executives, boards, investors and advisors in diverse sectors worldwide.
Prior to her current role, Dr. Bonime-Blanc spent two decades as a senior executive in companies ranging from start-ups to Fortune 250, leading governance, legal, ethics, compliance, risk, crisis management, internal audit, external affairs, and corporate responsibility functions, including 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 The GlobalEthicist for Ethical Corporation Magazine and she tweets @GlobalEthicist. Recognized as an Ethisphere 2014 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics and a 2014 Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business, she recently also 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 J.D. 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.