Mrs. Beatrice Hamza Bassey joined the Board of Union Bank as a Non-Executive Director in 2015 and was appointed Chair of the Board in December 2019.
Currently, she is the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Atlas Mara Co-Nvest Limited. A lawyer of great repute with extensive experience in corporate governance and financial institutions, she is an authority in compliance and represents clients globally in compliance and anti-corruption matters.
Mrs. Bassey interfaces with U.S. and international regulators, and designs integrated compliance programmes, policies and procedures tailored to client specification, internal investigations and more.
She holds an LL.B in Law from University of Maiduguri, Nigeria, a BL in Law from the Nigerian Law School and an LL.M from Harvard Law School. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1995 and the New York Bar in 1999. She is a Fellow of the prestigious David Rockefeller Fellows Program of the Partnership for the City of New York.