Dessi Silassie

APAC General Counsel and Global Head of IP Legal
IHS Markit

Dessi Silassie is General Counsel for APAC and Global Head of IP Legal at IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO). She is also Managing Director and Site Lead for the Singapore office. IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. Dessi has extensive experience in advising on data and technology projects, regtech, joint ventures and M&A.

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 from the University of Sheffield graduating with honors and currently serves as Vice President of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association and chair of the Innovate Chapter.