Testimonials

I met Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Jacqueline E. Brevard in 2004 when I started to work in the ethics field. Their deep knowledge and generosity helped me understand complex issues. Their willingness to share solutions has been tremendously important in my early years in ethics and I now realize how insightful they were. GEC Risk Advisory is to be seriously considered if you are looking for seasoned advice.”

Emmanuel Lulin
Senior Vice President & Chief Ethics Officer, L’Oreal


FirstRand Bank has made use of GEC Risk Advisory Services several times since it was formed. As a multi-brand banking group with an international profile we value the combination of an informed global focus in matters relating to risk management and governance, and very professional personal service. Getting advice that is large company appropriate but with small company attention to detail are important differentiators that sets GEC apart from many competitors.”

Willem J Punt
Group Ethics And Conduct Risk Officer, Regulatory Risk Management, FirstRand Bank
Johannesburg, South Africa


This is what senior corporate executives attending the GEC Risk Advisory Senior Executive Workshop “The Global Strategic Risk & Organizational Resilience” at The Conference Board June 1-2, 2016 had to say:

logo_Microsoft“Keep building on your success. This is my favorite conference of the year, world class speakers, topics and attendees. All three years have been simply outstanding.”

– Jeff P.,
Microsoft

logo_Microsoft“Great job, insightful model, presented well.”

– Jeff P.,
Microsoft on Andrea Bonime-Blanc’s module on
“Towards a Model of Organizational Resilience”

logo_PwC“Andrea Bonime-Blanc and team did a great job! Substantive and authentic! Great balance of content and time commitment.”

– Lillian B.,
PwC

logo_PRAhealthservices“Pacey, well-presented conference with excellent and diverse panel of speakers. Exceedingly well put together and led by Andrea Bonime-Blanc.”

– Chris M.,
PRA Health Services


Andrea presented a customised ethics and compliance workshop for an internal training program we held for our lawyers. The workshop drew on her wealth of knowledge and experience in the field both as an attorney and an ethics and risk executive. Andrea used a range of interesting and up-to-date resources (infographics/news/case studies/role plays) to engage her audience on these very complex issues. Andrea is clearly incredibly passionate about this subject area as demonstrated by her engaging presentation style and approach in delivering key messages which is a breath of fresh air. Compliance can often be considered a very dry area to coach on but this was illuminating and fun. We would certainly hope to have the opportunity to work with Andrea again.”

Emma Sharpe
Legal Director, Reckitt Benckiser


Andrea Bonime-Blanc brings a brand and fresh new thinking and advisory approach to the much debated issue of “corporate responsibility”. Having learnt it the hard way as a senior executive at several global companies for two decades, she has come to a quintessential point helping other companies do it. But we are talking about a holistic and strategic approach to “corporate responsibility, risk & reputation”, not just “corporate social responsibility” which in isolation is often a hide-all blanket for corporate non-responsibility”.

José A. Herce
Associate Professor of Economics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Associate Director at Afi.
Madrid, Spain

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Andrea is the consummate global governance, risk, ethics and compliance expert. Her international background and sensitivities as well as years of experience leading global teams and initiatives for several companies in several industries make her an outstanding choice for boards of directors and executive teams for advice on critical global risks. Andrea presents that rare combination of being both strategic and tactical — able to see and build the big picture while translating it into concrete, practical, achievable steps. She has an outstanding record of success and achievement and the highest integrity.”

Hans W. Decker
Retired Vice Chairman and President, Siemens Corporation USA, currently Adjunct Professor at Columbia University, School of International & Public Affairs, Picker Center


I had the pleasure of learning from Andrea Bonime-Blanc and Jacqueline Brevard as they co-taught an intensive, week-long corporate compliance and ethics program for New York University. Both Andrea and Jacqueline bring a truly impressive breadth of experience and knowledge to the table in the areas of ethics and compliance – they are so well tied into the field that they constantly appear to be a step ahead of the latest compliance risks and reputational threats. Despite their long resumes and extensive corporate leadership backgrounds, the two served as approachable guides throughout the course and fostered an atmosphere of collaboration and discussion that rivaled my undergraduate experience at a private liberal arts college. I would not hesitate to recommend GEC Risk Advisory’s services for any individual or institution looking to receive personalized instruction in the field of compliance and ethics.”

Patrick Bedard
Audit and Risk Management Staff at an Ivy League Research University


Excellent presentation, one of the best I have ever participated in. Both very experienced speakers knew their topic very well, from a practical and also from a theoretical perspective. The presentation was very dynamic, entertaining and interactive, the latest presentation tools were used (one speaker participated via Skype).”

R. F.
In House Counsel,
Swiss Company, Switzerland


The Leadership and Compliance seminar, jointly held by Murray Grainger and Andrea Bonime-Blanc, provided a comprehensive overview on the most relevant issues to understand the transformation of compliance from a merely legalistic into a business ethics framework. Compelling examples showed why and how compliance matters, what may facilitate non-compliant behavior within an organization and its impact on the leadership. With many lawyers present, the seminar also placed emphasis on the general counsel’s role in any given crisis scenario. Both presenters clearly drew from extensive knowledge and experience to the great benefit of their audience. The seminar was clearly structured, very lively and engaging as well as thought-provoking. I personally took away a lot of valuable ideas and impulses that will continue to impact my work.”

Anette Maier
Partner, Meister Rechtsanwalte
Munich, Germany


Andrea is, first of all, a terrific governance, risk and compliance advisor and expert, very well versed and well prepared. She’s a listener so that her work is always responsive to the needs of whom she is working with. We have worked in a number of countries, on a number of projects with complicated  contractual matters in several different compliance and legal cultures. She was highly effective. Andrea is also a pleasure to work with. She’s smart, has a great attitude and is always on the alert. I look forward to continuing to work with her.”

William J. Martin
CEO, CME Energy
www.cme-energy.com


Andrea is a true luminary in the field of ethics and compliance and an outstanding colleague and professional with wide-ranging legal, regulatory compliance and industry expertise and abilities. Andrea is particularly adept at applying ethics and compliance best practices protect an organization without shackling the business and inhibiting its ability to operate effectively. She is creative, collegial, incredibly knowledgeable, a pleasure to work with and a person of the utmost integrity.”

Scott Moritz
Managing Director, Leader, Fraud,
Anti-Corruption & Investigations Solutions,Protiviti


Andrea is a gifted and talented leader in the ethics and compliance community. Given her background, she has a unique global perspective on reputation risk management. In addition, she brings a variety of experiences on ethics, compliance governance and social responsibility. She is respected by the entire E+C community.”

Keith Darcy
Executive Director of the Ethics & Compliance Officer Association


Andrea is one of the best governance, risk, compliance and legal professionals I have ever worked with. She is a person who quickly spots the important issues, has great knowledge of the industry as well as risk and compliance issues and is wonderful at directing a multi-jurisdictional team. We have worked on highly complex cross border transactions and her guidance and leadership were a big plus. It was a pleasure to team up with her.”

Roxana Kahale
Founding Partner, Kahale Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
www.kahale.com.ar


I’ve known Andrea since law school and have collaborated with her on several projects over the years. She combines a deep understanding of the law and ethics with a pragmatic ability to help her clients achieve their business objectives. She is one of a small number of people I turn to when I need wise counsel on tough issues.”

Jeff Gracer
Environmental Partner, Sive Paget & Riesel P.C.
www.sprlaw.com


Andrea is one of the most insightful, intelligent and professional ethics and compliance officers that I have ever had the pleasure to know and work with. She understands ‘feet on the street’ issues and dilemmas and knows how to prepare and present information for senior management and Boards.”

David Frishkorn
Chief Compliance Officer, Comverse Technologies, USA


Based on their extensive experience within leading companies, Murray Grainger and Andrea Bonime-Blanc are, without a doubt, two of the most notable experts on so-called ICR or Intelligent Corporate Responsibility. It was a pleasure and a privilege to share and discuss with other participants the key strategic factors of businesses that understand the importance of an integrity, risk and reputation framework, and the grave mistakes and nefarious consequences of those that do not. The presenters offered a different focus, a more evolved, effective and pragmatic formula for the company of today, a scheme that combats fraud while providing value and some measurement and quantification. The concept and the execution were excellent, the framework reasonable and the presenters exceptional.”

E. Reolid / Jesús Fernández
G Partners, Spain