Ekpedeme (Pamay) M. Bassey

Chief Learning Officer, The Kraft Heinz Company

About Pamay:

Pamay Bassey is Chief Learning Officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she drives a culture of continuous learning, bold creativity, and intellectual curiosity and is responsible for the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives.

Background & Experience:

Prior to Kraft Heinz, Pamay was the Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for BlackRock. Before her time at BlackRock, she was president and chief learning architect of The Pamay Group, an e-learning design and strategy company, and served as a faculty member for several online universities. She began her career in Accenture’s Media Technology practice.

Pamay is also Chief Experience Officer of the My 52 Weeks of Worship Project, through which she facilitates courageous conversations about cultural and interfaith diversity, inclusion, and understanding. Her 2018 TEDx talk, “Navigating Sacred Spaces,” is based on her project work and her book My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey.

Pamay is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, chair of the National Advisory Board for the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, and serves on the board at the M&G Etomi Foundation, which exists to break the harsh cycle of poverty by creating various programs and activities to teach the value of self-empowerment and improvement to the people of the Niger Delta region in Southern Nigeria. She is past copresident of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association, served as a board member for the African Women’s Development Fund, and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, a public service organization.

Education & Training:

Pamay earned a BS in symbolic systems from Stanford University, with an artificial intelligence concentration, and an MS in computer science from Northwestern University. She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago, an advanced study of improvisational comedy and theater.

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