Dessi Silassie

Vice President APAC general Counsel & Global Head of IP Legal , IHS Markit

Dessi Silassie is General Counsel for APAC and Global Head of IP at IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), based in Singapore. IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. Dessi has extensive experience in advising on technology projects, regtech R&D, joint ventures and tech acquisitions. Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2010, Dessi worked within the corporate department of BLP, an international law firm based in London, advising Global Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies on M&A and ECM transactions. She earned a B.A. in Law from the University of Sheffield graduating with honors and currently serves as co-Vice President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and chair of the Innovate Chapter