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National Geographic Leadership

Angelo Grima

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Picture of Angelo Grima

Photograph by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic

As executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at the National Geographic Society, Angelo Grima oversees all of the Society’s legal matters. He is responsible for corporate governance issues and the organization’s taxable subsidiaries, including incorporations, bylaws, minutes, resolutions, and related matters. Grima also serves as secretary for the Society’s board of trustees.

Grima, who joined National Geographic in 1992, specializes in major corporate transactions, including the Society’s joint venture agreements, various investment agreements, financial instruments, and other transactions. On multiple occasions, Grima has represented the Society before the Internal Revenue Service as well as other government agencies. 

Prior to National Geographic, Grima was in private practice with Steptoe & Johnson in Washington, D.C., and Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago, Illinois, handling commercial transactions and litigation.

He holds a J.D. from the University of Chicago, an M.B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.