Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey
Chief Learning and Diversity Officer
The Kraft Heinz Company (US)
Pamay Bassey is Chief Learning and Diversity Officer for the Kraft Heinz Company, where she drives an inclusive 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.
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, and learn.
Her 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. She has also authored Navigating Sacred Spaces and Let’s Learn Our Way Through It, Shall We?, both 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.