Speaker Profile

Kimberly Y. Chainey
Associate General Counsel, Global M&A, Strategy and Innovation / Avis Budget Group, Inc.

Kimberly Y. Chainey is the associate general counsel, global M&A, strategy and innovation for Avis Budget Group (ABG), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. Ms. Chainey joined ABG in 2014 and is currently responsible for leading the legal teams that support key mobility initiatives for emerging technologies, like fully connected cars, as well as global intellectual property and the Latin America business unit. Prior to her current role, Kimberly served as associate general counsel and legal lead, Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and Pacific. Before ABG, Ms. Chainey was associate general counsel at Hershey’s where she led the international legal function. She held various roles of increasing responsibility at Hershey’s, including associate general counsel for global operations and AEMEA (Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa), and senior counsel, global supply chain. Ms. Chainey joined Hershey’s in 2007, following positions as an associate in Wolf Block’s real estate department, specializing in large-scale development projects and as an associate in Morgan Lewis’ business and finance department, specializing in venture capital, private equity, and mergers and acquisitions. Kimberly holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard Radcliffe College, and a Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and the Wharton School of Business.