Lesley Coben has a diverse and extensive work experience spanning over two decades. Lesley recently worked at Altera Infrastructure, where they held the role of Chief Compliance Officer and VP Sustainability. In this position, they were responsible for developing and implementing legal compliance and ethics programs for global operations, covering areas such as anti-corruption, foreign trade controls, data protection, and ethics and conduct concerns. Lesley also served as the VP of Sustainability, reporting directly to the group's General Counsel.
Before joining Altera Infrastructure, Lesley worked at Maersk Drilling, starting as a Senior Legal Counsel in Compliance. Lesley then became the Chief Legal Counsel, Head of Legal Compliance and later the Associate General Counsel, Governance & Compliance, where they managed teams and oversaw various aspects of legal compliance, corporate governance, data protection, whistleblowing, and internal investigations.
Prior to their time at Maersk Drilling, Lesley worked at Bingham McCutchen as an Associate in the Environmental and Natural Resources Group. Their work primarily involved representing public and private entities in environmental litigation, enforcement, and compliance matters related to offshore exploration, petroleum, chemical, and manufacturing industries.
Lesley's earlier work experience includes roles as a Research Assistant at the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development and the Council on Foreign Relations, where they focused on energy policy, technology, and research.
Overall, Lesley Coben has significant expertise in legal compliance, ethics, sustainability, and governance, with a strong background in the energy and natural resources sectors.
Lesley Coben completed their high school education at Harvard Westlake from 1991 to 1996 and obtained a High School degree. Lesley then pursued their undergraduate studies at Yale University, majoring in Political Science/International Relations from 1996 to 2000, earning a B.A. degree. Later, Lesley attended New York University School of Law between 2003 and 2006, where they achieved a J.D. degree. No specific field of study was mentioned for their law degree.
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June, 2021 - present