Dr. Hemma R. Lomax is a passionate ethics and compliance professional focused on effective risk management at scale and coaching for compliance. She is the VP, Associate General Counsel, Compliance at Zendesk, where she leads the Global Integrity and Compliance function. Prior to Zendesk she served as a senior corporate counsel in the Integrity & Compliance team at Snap, Inc. and as a Director in the Global Ethics and Compliance Management team at the Walt Disney Company. Hemma also served for just over a decade prosecuting financial fraud and corruption with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Hemma is also a British trained barrister (trial attorney) and has previously worked as Parliamentary Counsel for the UK government and as an advisor at the United Nations for the government of Guyana. Hemma is a strong advocate for integrity at work, active bystandership and diversity, equity, and inclusion, and she has a PhD in human rights and the laws of war. She lives in Maryland with her husband and their two daughters.