Val Bisant (also known as Valentina Okaru-Bisant or OB) has over 10 years of global and corporate governance work experience in various sectors, including economic development, business, trade, water and gender. Her governance work includes developmental impact, institutional and legal compliance, stakeholder/shareholder engagement and risks/conflicts management and prevention. She is an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of America and taught for several years at the George Washington University, the Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington DC. She has over 14 business and scholarly publications. She has private sector and World Bank experience. She also does advisory work, moderates and presents her research at high level meetings and conferences. Val holds: 1) a Doctor of Science of Law from Stanford Law School - Stanford University, where she was a recipient of a fellowship grant award from the Morrison Institute for Population and Resources Studies and from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; 2) a Masters in International Relations from Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy; 3) a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics; and 4) a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) from University of Jos. She also has a Certificate in French language from the C.A.V.E.L, University of Nice. She is a licensed attorney with bar admissions in the United States (Connecticut) and Nigeria. Val is on the advisory committee and board of some organizations. She is also an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Environmental Economics, Business Perspectives, Ukraine.