Joan Dubinsky


Portrait of Joan Elise Dubinsky, Director of Ethics office.

Joan Dubinsky has been a champion for ethics, compliance, and responsible business conduct within the international, government, non-profit and business sectors for more than 30 years.  She is a leader in the global business ethics movement, having served as the chief ethicist for several leading international organizations and corporations, including the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, BAE Systems, Inc., and the American Red Cross.

Ms. Dubinsky served as the Director, UN Ethics Office/Chief Ethics Officer for the United Nations between 2010 and 2015, reporting directly to the Secretary-General.  She chaired the Ethics Panel of the United Nations, promoting coherence among ethics functions within the UN System.

She also directs the Rosentreter Group, a management consulting practice, teaches and lectures at a number of universities, and is a Board member with Foundation, a Swiss charity.

With Alan Richter, PhD., Ms. Dubinsky co-authored Global Ethics and Integrity Benchmarks (2008 and 2015 editions).  She was a contributing author to the Ethics and Compliance Officer Association’s Ethics and Compliance Handbook, which documented best practices in the field of corporate compliance. Ms. Dubinsky led The Conference Board’s Research Working Group on Working at the Intersection of Human Resources, Ethics & Compliance. Her work in ethics training was prominently featured in Ethics Matters: How to Implement Values-Driven Management, by Dawn-Marie Driscoll and W. Michael Hoffman (2000).  Her work on investigations was highlighted in Blackwell’s Companion to Business Ethics, ed. by Robert Fredericks (1999).

Ms. Dubinsky received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin and her undergraduate degree in Religious Philosophy from the Residential College, University of Michigan, where she was a Phi Beta Kappa.