Andrea Bonime-Blanc, JD, PhD, is CEO and founder of GEC Risk Advisory and a global governance, risk, ESG, ethics, cyber, and crisis strategist, who serves a broad cross-section of businesses, nonprofit, and government agencies. Since 2017, she has served as the independent ethics adviser to the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico.
Andrea 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, as well as overseeing a wide variety of functions including legal, governance, risk, ethics, corporate responsibility, government relations, strategic communications, crisis management, compliance, audit, information security 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 multilingual.
Andrea serves on several boards and advisory boards, including WireX (a network security company), Crisp (an actor risk intelligence firm), Cyber Future Foundation (a global cyber-trust nonprofit), Greenward Partners (a Spanish green energy firm), Ethical Intelligence (an AI ethics firm), Corporate Excellence (a Spanish think tank), Epic Theatre Ensemble (a NYC nonprofit), the NACD New Jersey Chapter (for which she serves as Nominations/Governance Committee Chair), and NYU Stern-based think tank, Ethical Systems. She is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Andrea is a NACD board leadership fellow and governance faculty member and holds the Carnegie Mellon CERT Certification in Cyber-Risk Oversight. She is a faculty member within the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs MS in Global Security, Conflict, and Cybercrime program for which she teaches “Cyber Leadership, Risk Oversight, and Resilience,” and she also is a member of the NYU SPS CGA Cyber Advisory Council.
Andrea is a global speaker, who has appeared at Davos. 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 other media outlets.
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 most recent books are Gloom to Boom: How Leaders Transform Risk into Resilience and Value (Routledge 2020) and The ESGT Megatrends Manual 2021-2022 (Diplomatic Courier 2021).