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, she has served as the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.
Dr. Bonime-Blanc spent two decades as a c-suite global corporate executive at Bertelsmann, Verint, and PSEG including serving as general counsel and chief ethics, risk, compliance and CSR officer, and overseeing a wide variety of functions including legal, governance, risk, ethics, corporate responsibility, government relations, strategic communications, crisis management, compliance, audit, InfoSec and environmental health and safety. She began her career as an international corporate lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb. She was born and raised in Germany and Spain and is multi-lingual.
She serves on several Boards and Advisory Boards including Crisp Thinking (a UK-based risk intelligence firm), Greenward Partners (a Spanish green energy firm), 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.
She is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow and Governance Faculty and holds the Carnegie Mellon CERT Certification in Cyber-Risk Oversight. She is faculty at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs Masters program teaching “Cyber Leadership, Risk Oversight and Resilience” & a member of the NYU CGA Cyber Advisory Council.
Andrea is a global speaker, including at Davos, and is quoted/appears regularly on Bloomberg TV, Yahoo Finance, Cheddar, Wall Street Journal, FT Agenda, BBC, NYT and other media. 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 latest book, Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) debuted as an Amazon #1 Hot Release in Business Ethics and Game Theory.
She lives in New York City with her family and is an avid photographer and artist.