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Shanti Atkins

Founder – Former


Shanti was the driving force behind the creation of NAVEX, and has been an innovator in the governance, risk and compliance (GRC) space for more than fifteen years. A former attorney, she has specialized in the design of powerful ethics and compliance solutions for employers that create a culture of ethics, inclusion and respect. A member of NAVEX’s board, Shanti has been instrumental in developing and guiding NAVEX’s mission, which is to enhance business value and reputation, to maximize legal defenses and to protect organizations’ bottom lines. Shanti received her Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University, specializing in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and corporate risk management. At Harvard she was a Viscount Bennett Fellow and served on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Shanti received her J.D. and her B.A. (Film) from Queen’s University (Canada) where she was a Queen’s National Scholar. Well-known in the legal, ethics and HR industries, Shanti has been a featured expert in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Corporate Counsel, Inside Counsel and HR Magazine, among others. Shanti is also a frequent lecturer and writer for several prominent professional associations.

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