Hon. Eduardo Aninat (Chile), Hon. Alan Dunn (U.S.), Dr. Adriana Sanford (Chile/U.S.), and Hon. Carlos Hurtado Ruiz-Tagle (Chile)
Sempra Energy International
With fluency in four languages and multiple law degrees, the Notre Dame and Georgetown-educated lawyer has extensive experience advising, training, and educating Executive Management. She is a former member of the Advisory Committee of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative; former delegate of the Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit in Chile; former Amnesty International USA board member; is a recipient of the 2019 Cybersecurity Woman Law and Privacy Professional of the Year Award that celebrates “female cybersecurity leaders changing the world;” and was featured in Women in Security Changing the Face of Technology and Innovation. She has served as a keynote at more than 140 industry conferences through organizations such as ISSA, ISACA, SCCE, CSA, CIEPLAN, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and Rotary International.
She is the Acting Director of Executive Education for the Gene Rainbolt Graduate School of Business, Senior Fellow at OU’s Center of Intelligence and National Security, and a Faculty member of the Michael F. Price College of Business. She also co-hosts OU's The Sanford & Hall Report with retired Real Admiral Garry Hall (USN). The S&H Report examines the breadth and depth of challenges that have risen to the top of the C-Suite agenda and are necessary for effective board management. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, she founded The University of Oklahoma Global Risks & Threats Series (OU GRTS) Leadership Forum with leaders from the intelligence, finance, law enforcement, corporate, and cyber sectors.
She also serves as Of Counsel with a leading Chilean law firm, Puga Ortiz. She is licensed to practice law in California. Her research, scholarly work, and publications focus on laws at the international level, where multijurisdictional laws conflict and possible outcomes for corporate non-compliance include high penalties, criminal liability, and physical danger for executives in foreign territories.
In her professional career, Dr. Sanford has had to face times of tremendous adversity while confronting international organized crime and its links to corporate fraud and other forms of business malfeasance. Her extensive experience with global threats spans well over two decades and includes a foreign drug cartel and an illegal scheme involving Russian loans that resulted in the arrest and 30-year imprisonment of her former employer's CEO, as well as her abduction while on company business. With this setback, the former regional counsel of a Fortune 10 came back stronger and co-authored two books on global threats that were adopted by the largest institute in the world for supply chain leaders. She then further distinguished herself by educating corporate executives, thousands of college students, and the public at large, on the dangers of corporate corruption.
She is frequently described as “an audience grabber” and as having “the unique ability to speak to captains of industry, college students, and academicians all in the same audience.”
Chief Content & Engagement Officer
Institute for Supply Management™
Dr. Adriana Sanford, President of Chile, Hon. Ricardo Lagos Escobar, Chilean Ambassador, Hon. Andres Bianchi
Former Amnesty International USA Board Member
Former World Economic Forum Advisory Committee Member
Dr. Sanford works with a broad range of global organizations to foster compliance, trust, and integrity, including:
Information Security Systems Association (ISSA)
International Information System Security Certification Consortium (ISC)²
Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE)
Corporación de Estudios para Latinoamérica (CIEPLAN)
Institute for Internal Auditors (IIA)
Cloud Security Alliance (CSA)
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)
Nexus Between Cyber Crime &
Emerging Global Threats
Managing Director of External Affairs
Office of Thrift Supervision
Is Blockchain Technology Going to Change the World?
March 19, 2018
Senior Legal Counsel, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Senior Vice President, Mergers & Acquisitions
Chile/US Chamber of Commerce of California