Bassey is Chief Learning Officer for
the Kraft Heinz Company, where she drives the company’s global Learning and
Development strategy through Ownerversity, Kraft Heinz’s corporate
university. Pamay has deep expertise in learning theories derived from
artificial intelligence research and practical experience designing and
developing highly-rated learning solutions and transformative professional
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
Pamay serves Chair of the National Advisory Board of The Haas Center for
Public Service at Stanford University, is past co-president of the Stanford
National Black Alumni Association, and is a Diamond Life member of Delta
Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a public service organization.
Pamay earned a B.S. in symbolic systems from Stanford, with an artificial
intelligence concentration, and a M.S. in computer science from Northwestern.
She is also a graduate of the Second City Conservatory program in Chicago, an
advanced study of improvisational comedy and theater.
She has been an invited speaker at Ilisagvik College in Barrow, Alaska,
Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, the Stanford Black Alumni
Summit (NY, ATL, Chicago, LA), the
iVentiv Conference, and the National Bar Association (Section for Business
Law) in Abuja, Nigeria to speak about personal and professional topics, and
has also been invited to speak about her “My 52 Weeks of Worship Project” at
DePaul University in Chicago, IL, Washington University in St. Louis, Trinity
United Church of Christ, and the Chicago chapter of the Black Data Processing
She will present a breakout session at the LinkedIn TalentConnect
conference in September, 2019, and keynote at the i4CP Next Practices Now
Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona March, 2020.