Gemma has been the Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance and Collective Action at the Basel Institute on Governance since July 2013. Prior to that she was Legal Counsel to the Integrity Department and the internal Office of Special Investigations at ABB AG in Oerlikon Zurich, focusing on advising on internal corruption allegations in connection with the US Deferred Prosecution Agreement. She was Global Head of Anti-Corruption at UBS AG in Zurich, and also worked in the Group Money Laundering Prevention Unit.
Whilst employed by the OECD’s Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions she was seconded to work at the University of Basel, where she helped to establish the Basel Institute on Governance and worked with the Chairman of the OECD Working Group, Prof. Mark Pieth. She also served as an advisor to the UN Independent Inquiry Commission on the Iraq Oil-for-Food Programme. Having studied Law at the London School of Economics, she was called to the bar of England and Wales and practised in London before relocating to Switzerland. Postgraduate law studies were undertaken at Basel and Stockholm Universities. She is a member of the board of Ethics and Compliance Switzerland and an external council adviser to the board of Graña y Montero, Peru.
Head of Compliance, Corporate Governance