Beatrice Hamza Bassey

Experienced Board Chair and C-Suite Executive Officer

Experienced C-suite executive of publicly listed company with over 20 years of multi-jurisdictional experience as partner in a major U.S. law firm, General Counsel, as well as operational experience in being appointed by the Board to lead company through turnaround period and successful execution of key strategic initiatives.

Trusted advisor to the Board of Directors on a broad range of matters and strategy, including the full spectrum of legal, compliance and corporate governance matters, risk management, crisis management, people management, and public relations matters. Skilled in navigating multi-jurisdictional regulations and dealing with regulators at highest levels.

Current member of the Board of Directors of regulated financial institutions including a publicly listed bank, chairing the Risk & Compliance Committee and serving as member of Audit, Credit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees of the Board.

Earlier career trajectory includes serving as a partner and member of the Executive Committee of a major U.S. law firm focusing on ethics and compliance, corporate governance and complex litigation. Additionally served as trusted advisor to several general counsels and compliance officers, CEOs and Board Risk and Compliance Committees, and other senior business executives of NYSE and CAC 40 companies and held companies, helping clients to formulate viable, forward-looking options for mitigating risks of pursuing business opportunities in various parts of the world.

Bar Admissions: New York; U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York; Federal Republic of Nigeria Bar