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Andy Bej

General Counsel

As General Counsel, Andy brings over 25 years of legal expertise and seasoned strategic, operational, and organizational development experience to Geneva Global. Andy has led mission-critical projects in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. His thoughtful advice and solutions-oriented mindset have empowered companies, clients, and organizations to successfully achieve their goals.

Andy leads Geneva Global’s legal and compliance operations. He brings analytical depth and refined experience to structuring projects, managing agreements and partner relationships, and understanding nonprofit and for-profit laws and regulations in the U.S. and overseas. Andy’s legal experience is supplemented by his strategic and organizational expertise, which has enabled clients and organizations to maximize their results.

Before joining Geneva Global, Andy was a Vice President and Associate General Counsel at a Fortune 100 financial services company, where he oversaw international legal operations for over 50 countries. He led the company’s major projects—including its IPO—as well as U.S. and international transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory relations.

Prior to his in-house counsel roles, Andy was a law firm Partner with Dentons (Salans LLP) in New York and overseas, where he advised multinational clients on a start-to-finish basis for their projects and investments. Leading up to that role, Andy was as a law firm associate and senior associate in Washington, D.C., where he worked extensively on international trade matters and disputes.

Andy lived and worked in Eastern Europe for six years, where he built and managed a nonprofit International Baccalaureate school. He has served on numerous boards for-profit and nonprofit organizations.

Andy holds a Juris Doctorate degree from George Washington University and a Bachelor’s degree from Drexel University.

Why did you decide to work at Geneva Global?

Geneva Global really does put the “performance” into philanthropy. An investment-oriented, results-based approach helps brings a rigorous framework to the sector, and ultimately helps the most people with the greatest needs.

What’s your best travel advice?

Always expect the unexpected, and try to laugh.

What’s your favorite part of your job?

Seeing the people on the ground whose lives have been saved or transformed. It’s a deeply moving experience.

How many countries have you visited?

60+. Although it may seem like a lot, I’ve realized just how much there is to still see and do.