Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey

Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey

Ekpedeme“Pamay” M. Bassey is Chief Learning and Diversity Officer for the Kraft HeinzCompany, where she drives a culture of continuous learning, bold creativity,and intellectual curiosity, is responsible for the company’s global learningand development strategy and initiatives and amplifies the work that everyKraft Heinz employee does to create and nurture a diverse and inclusiveworkplace. Pamay has deep expertise in learning theories derived fromartificial intelligence research and practical experience designing anddeveloping highly rated learning solutions and transformative leadershipdevelopment programs.

A lifelonglearner who loves laughter, words, big ideas, and serving her community, Pamayknows the power of doing big things in small increments. She is a true believerthat learning can be a superpower that can transform people, families,communities, and organizations. This belief is demonstrated in her passionprojects that, for over a decade, have focused on the ways people believe,worship, lead, and learn.

Her TEDx talkand weekly journal, both named Navigating Sacred Spaces, are based onher project work and her book: My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global,Spiritual, Interfaith Journey. Her 365 Days of Learning project – where shemade a promise to learn something new every day for a year and share it withher organization – has been the foundation of a learning transformation atKraft Heinz, and inspired her new book, Let’s Learn Our Way Through It,Shall We? — created to encourage others to commit to their own personal andprofessional learning journeys.

Prior toKraft Heinz, Ms. Bassey served as the Global Head of Learning Platform andProfessional Development for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager.Before that, she was president of The Pamay Group, an e-learning design andstrategy company. She began her career in Accenture's Media Technologies Group.

Pamay is alife member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Faculty and AdvisoryBoard member of the Josh Bersin Academy and serves on the board at bothHoulihan Lokey and the M&G Etomi Foundation, which exists to exists tobreak the harsh cycle of poverty by creating various programs and activities toteach the value of self-empowerment and improvement to the people of the NigerDelta region in Southern Nigeria.

Pamay earneda B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University, with an artificialintelligence concentration, and a M.S. in computer science from NorthwesternUniversity. She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program inChicago, an advanced study of improvisational comedy and theater.

Learn moreabout Pamay at www.pamay.com and connect with her on LinkedIn.