Houlihan Lokey, Inc., the global investment bank, announced that it has elected Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey to its board of directors as independent directors.
Ms. Bassey is Chief Learning and Diversity Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company, where she creates an inclusive culture of continuous learning, bold creativity, and intellectual curiosity and drives the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives. Ms. Bassey has deep expertise in learning theories derived from artificial intelligence research and practical experience designing and developing highly rated learning solutions and transformative leadership development programs.
Prior to Kraft Heinz, Ms. Bassey served as the Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager. Before that, she was president of The Pamay Group, an e-learning design and strategy company. She began her career in Accenture’s Media Technologies Group.
“We are delighted that Pamay will bring her leadership, deep expertise, and personal and professional experience to our board,” said Irwin Gold, Executive Chairman of Houlihan Lokey. “As we continue to grow and evolve as a firm, we seek board-level guidance that will meaningfully impact that evolution, whether it is our business strategy, corporate culture, or brand identity and what kind of impact we want to have on the world in which we operate. In this respect, Pamay is an excellent addition to our board, and we welcome her insight and wisdom.”
Ms. Bassey holds a B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, with an artificial intelligence concentration, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. She also serves as Chair of the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.