M&G Etomi Foundation – Member, Advisory Board
Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey is the Chief Learning Officer for The Kraft Heinz Company, where she creates a culture of continuous learning, bold creativity, and intellectual curiosity, and drives the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives.
Pamay has deep expertise in learning theories derived from artificial intelligence research and practical experience designing and developing highly-rated e-learning solutions and transformative professional development programs.
Prior to Kraft Heinz, Pamay served as the Global Head of Learning Platform and Professional Development for BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management company. Before that, she was president of The Pamay Group, an e-learning design and strategy company.
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.
In addition to serving on the Board at the M&G Etomi Foundation, Pamay is the Chair of the National Advisory Board for the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University, past co-president of the Stanford National Black Alumni Association, past board member for the African Women’s Development Fund, a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Diamond Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service organization.
Pamay earned 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 is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago, an advanced study of improvisational comedy and theatre.