Dessi Silassie

Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Legal for IP, Financial Services & Asia Pacific, IHS Markit

Dessi, EVP and Partner at IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), is Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and Global Head of Legal for IP, Financial Services & Asia Pacific. IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, data analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. As a Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, Dessi’s role has focused on the strategic direction, implementation and alignment of IHS Markit’s global DEI initiatives, driving an inclusive culture that celebrates authenticity and the unique perspectives that employees bring to the organization. In her legal capacity, Dessi has extensive experience in advising on high value technology and IP licensing transactions, RegTech innovation, joint ventures and tech acquisitions across the region and globally. 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, graduating with honors, and a Distinction in the Post Graduate Legal Practice diploma from the University of Sheffield. She also holds a Masters in Legal Technology from IE University. Dessi currently serves as President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.