Andrea Bonime-Blanc is founder and CEO of GEC Risk Advisory, a strategic governance, risk, ESG, ethics, tech and cyber advisor to business, NGOs, and government. A former senior global executive at Bertelsmann, Verint and PSEG, she serves on several boards and advisory boards (including Cyber Future Foundation, NACD NJ Chapter, Wirex Systems, the Athena Alliance and Epic Theatre Ensemble). She is the Independent Ethics Advisor to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico, Independent ESG & Integrity Advisor to the Platform for Social Impact and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
In 2022, Andrea was named to the NACD Directorship 100. She is an NACD Governance Leadership Fellow, holds the Carnegie Mellon Cyber Oversight Certificate and has served as faculty at NYU’s Center for Global Affairs M.S. in National Security & Cybersecurity Program. She is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions over the years including the 2019 Cyber Futurist Award, the 2018 inaugural Directors & Chief Risk Officers (DCRO) Exemplar Award and Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics in 2014 and 2015.
Andrea spent two decades as a C-suite global corporate executive including serving as general counsel and chief ethics, risk, compliance, and corporate responsibility officer. She oversaw a wide array of functions including legal, governance, risk, ethics, CSR, government relations, strategic communications, crisis management, compliance, audit, cyber and environmental, health and safety. She began her career as an international corporate lawyer at Cleary Gottlieb specializing in international M&A and project finance transactions.
Andrea is a sought-after keynote speaker. 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 others. She is a visiting professor at several international universities, and author of many articles and several books, most recently Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and the annual edition of The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2023-2024 (Diplomatic Courier 2023). She received her Joint JD in Law and PhD in Political Science from Columbia University. She was born and raised in Germany and Spain, speaks several languages, lives in New York City and tweets as @GlobalEthicist.