GIOF Annual Meeting • May 19–26, 2022
The Biggest Annual Meeting of
 the Global DEI Community

Pamay BasseyPamay Bassey

Chief Learning and Diversity Officer at The Kraft Heinz Company

Ekpedeme “Pamay” M. Bassey is Chief Learning and Diversity Officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she drives a culture of continuous learning, bold creativity, and intellectual curiosity, is responsible for the company’s global learning and development strategy and initiatives, and amplifies the work that every Kraft Heinz employee does to create and nurture a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pamay 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.

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

Her TEDx talk and weekly journal, both named Navigating Sacred Spaces, are based on her project work and her book: My 52 Weeks of Worship: Lessons from a Global, Spiritual, Interfaith Journey. Her 365 Days of Learning project – where she made a promise to learn something new every day for a year and share it with her organization – has been the foundation of a learning transformation at Kraft 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 and professional learning journeys.

Pamay earned a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford University, with an artificial intelligence concentration, and a 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 theater.