Beatrice H. Bassey
Beatrice H. Bassey was appointed to the IGT PLC board of directors in March of 2020. She is the General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary at Atlas Mara Limited, a publicly listed financial services company that operates banks in various parts of Africa, responsible in overseeing compliance, corporate governance and legal affairs across all its subsidiaries as well as leading on Atlas Mara’s acquisition and integration activities. In addition, she serves as Chair of the Board of Union Bank of Nigeria plc, a publicly listed bank regulated by the Nigerian Central Bank and the U.K. Prudential Regulatory Authority. She is a member of the board of African Banking Corporation of Botswana Limited, a publicly listed bank, where she also sits on the remuneration, risk & compliance and audit committees. She also serves as a member of the board of Banque Populaire du Rwanda, where she chairs the credit committee, and also sits on the remuneration and risk & compliance committees. Prior to her joining Atlas Mara, Mrs. Bassey was a Senior Partner in the New York offices of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, where she was a member of the Executive Committee.
Mrs. Bassey 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 member of the London Court of International Arbitration, and also a Fellow of the David Rockefeller Fellows Program of the Partnership for New York City.