Individual Ambassadors

Ambassadors of the IOPD assist in the promotion of the privacy design standards. They recieve multiple benefits including access to discounts, educational materials, trainings, promotional materials, and the power to nominate advisors and members of the Standards Committee and Board of Directors!

Founding Ambassadors

Siobhan Solberg

Siobhan Solberg

Consultant/Advisor

Raze LLC
CIPP/E, CIPP/M

Protector of privacy, mother of canines, deliverer of harsh truths.

Privacy consultant and advisor to (mostly) tech start ups wanting to get it right from the start.

With over a decade in the industry as a CMO-turned-optimizer-turned-privacy-geek, you might expect me to be a data nerd. Truth is, I just love fixing things. Tags, furniture, non-compliant data flows. Think practical strategies over fluffy promises. And a mild obsession for delivering results.

I’m also known to rock a stage and have shared knowledge at conferences all over the world, delivering harsh truths with characteristic candor.

When not pushing the boundaries of how to make privacy work for you you’ll find me outside, (if you can find me.) On a boat. Or a bike. Or a trail. Training for the next Ironman. Or failing that, with my nose in a book.

Europe
Dimitris Maketas

Dimitris Maketas

Senior Project Manager

CISA, CDPSE, PRINCE2, PRINCE2 Agile, GRCP, GRCA, CCSK, CICA, COSO ERM, IPMP, BRMP, C)ISSO, IDPP, CC, IAAP, ISO 27001 Internal Auditor, ISO 27032 Senior Lead Cybersecurity Manager, CISRCP, CRCMP, CC(GRC)P, COBIT, ITIL, ISO 22301 Specialist, FinOps Certified Practitioner

Europe
Steve Hickman

Steve Hickman

Founder & CTO

Epistimis LLC
Creator of Privacy First Design Tooling
J.D.

North America
Kimberly Lancaster

Kimberly Lancaster

Director of Privacy and Data Protection

Marqeta
IAPP, ISACA CPDSE

Trusted Privacy Advisor who Guides Data Protection, Drives Operational Excellence, and Leads with Integrity by aligning with InfoSec, Security, GRC, Compliance, and Data Governance. Board Member, Speaker, and Author.

North America
Oliver Kindzorra

Oliver Kindzorra

Principal Privacy Engineer

Zooplus SE
CIPP/E, CIPT

Europe
Henry Nduka Onyiah

Henry Nduka Onyiah

Consultant - Cybersecurity & Data Privacy/Protection

Isomerisk Limited
ISSA Privacy SIG Tri-Chair
CDPSE, CIPM, CIPP/E, MEHARI, EBIOS

Europe
Debra J Farber

Debra J Farber

Privacy Engineering, Emerging Tech & Trust Strategist

Principled LLC
Privacy Innovation Evangelist
JD, CISSP, CIPP/E, FIP

North America
Samuel Mulyono

Samuel Mulyono

CEO, CRO & CDPO & Head of Cyber

ADS Associates, DigdayaTech & NobuBank

Samuel Mulyono is a seasoned professional with an extensive background in the digital finance sector. He also has experience in varied fields such as Banking, InsurTech, Securities Crowd Funding, Fintech Payment, Fintech Lending, Venture Capital, and Fintech Capital Market. Samuel, who holds a Bachelor's degree in Mathematical Science, boasts a strong and robust analytical skillset vital to his roles.

Beyond his impressive academic foundation, Samuel's career has been hallmarked by diverse roles that highlight his understanding of the intricate dynamics of business acumen. His notable contributions in the areas of digital transformation highlight his ability to navigate the nuanced landscapes of these fields adeptly.

He is certified across several critical areas, demonstrating broad expertise:

1. Cybersecurity & Cyber Fraud Risk Area: Certified in Cybersecurity™ (CC), Lead Cybersecurity Professional Certificate - LCSPC™, ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Executive™, ISO/IEC 22301 BCMS Lead Implementor™, Certified Red Flag Specialist™ (CRFS), Certified Blockchain Security Expert (CBSE), Certified Identity and Security Technologist® (CIST), and Certified CyberSecurity Expert™ (CCSE), and Certified ISO/IEC 27001:2018 Lead Implementator.

2. Privacy & Data Protection Area: Certified in Data Protection™ (CDP), PrivacyOps Academy Certified™, Privacy Engineering Certified™, Integrated Data Privacy Professional™ (IDPP), Certified GDPR Lead Implementator (CGDPRLI), Certified Data Protection Officer (CDPO).

3. Internal Audit & Assurance Area: Integrated Audit & Assurance Professional (IAAP), Certified Chief Audit Executive™ (cCAE™), Certified GRC Audit™ (GRCA), ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Lead Auditor™, ISO/IEC 22301 Lead Auditor™, Certified Cryptocurrency Auditor (CCA), and Certified ISO/IEC 27001:2022 Lead Auditor.

4. Risk Management Area: Certified in Enterprise Risk Governance (CERG), Certified GRC Professional™ (GRCP), Integrated Policy Management Profesional™ (IPMP), OMEGA™ CSA, WAPERD™, SMR Level IV by BSMR, ISO/IEC 27001 Information Security Risk Manager™, and ISC2 Risk Management Practitioner.

5. Product & Agile Area: Certified Professional As Scrum Master™ (CPSM™).

Samuel's experience planning, organizing, and overseeing complex activities reveals his leadership capabilities. He excels in managerial positions offering opportunities for personal contribution and professional growth. His passion for continuous learning, coupled with his diverse experience, make him an industry leader with a comprehensive understanding.

Asia
Amaka Ibeji

Amaka Ibeji

Privacy Engineer

Cruise LLC
CIPM, CIPP/E, CISSP, CISM, CISA

Amaka is a digital trust leader specializing in enabling the utilization of sensitive data while prioritizing privacy and responsible practices. With a BSc in Computer Science and an MSc in IT Management and Organizational Change, she boasts 15 years of professional experience, with over 12 dedicated to the field of Privacy.

North America
Shoshana Rosenberg

Shoshana Rosenberg

General Counsel

SafePorter LLC
PLS, FIP, CIPP/E/A/C/US, CIPM, IGP, CDPSE

Shoshana Rosenberg is a thought leader at the intersection of privacy law and DEI, a seasoned corporate attorney with a broad global purview and over 15 years in international data protection law. She is also the founder and General Counsel of SafePorter, a certified B Corp enabling privacy-by-design DEI and engagement programs and true data minimization that protects individuals and eliminates organizational data risk around DEI. A U.S. Navy veteran, data ethics and emerging technology fanatic, and a member of the IAPP Diversity in Privacy Advisory Board, Shoshana is a passionate advocate for social entrepreneurship and inclusion by design.

North America
Antonio Rocha

Antonio Rocha

Data Protection Expert

Council of Europe
Data Privacy Leader
CIPP/E, CIPM, CDPO

Europe
Eric Martin Scott

Eric Martin Scott

Senior Consultant for Information Governance, Privacy and Security

FTI Consulting
Wiki Chief Articles Editor
IAPP Birmingham Chapter Co-Chair
CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, J.D., MSSec

North America
Ira Goel

Ira Goel

Founder, CEO

Gira Group B.V.
CISM, ISO 27701, ISO 27001, Certified DPO

Ira is a data protection, risk, and compliance evangelist focusing on strategic plans for information security and data protection for businesses by connecting the dots vertically and laterally for the programs and business to be effective, efficient, and successful.

Europe
Pablo Arteaga

Pablo Arteaga

Founder and Lead Consultant

PDP Expert
LI ISO 27701; LI ISO 29100, Data Protection Officer

Consultant specialized in data protections solutions engineering and implementation and support of privacy compliance programs. Pablo is an Ecuadorian attorney with a Diploma in Privacy and Compliance from the Universidad Santiago de Chile (USACH) and a LLM in Data Protection from the University of La Rioja (Spain). He also has the following professional certifications: ISO 27701 implementer leader; ISO 29100 Implementation Leader; Implementation of Privacy as a DPO under the GDPR; and, Privacy Management and Governance as DPO under the GDPR. Pablo focuses his practice on personal data protection and technology in the financial sector (Fintech). He has been part of leading local and global firms, in addition to having a constant participation in key spaces to promote best practices in his advisory areas in entities such as the Ecuadorian Financial Cluster, Ecuadorian Chamber of Innovation and Technology (CITEC), Asofintech and the Technology Cluster. Currently, he is founder and lead consultant at PDP Expert, the first Ecuadorian neconsultancy firm specialized on data protection. He has advised national and multinational public and private sector entities (such as Meta, TikTok and Apple) on personal data protection matters, both with regard to the implementation of the new Ecuadorian law and on various privacy compliance matters. He has intervened as an invited expert at the work tables for the elaboration of the regulations to the Ecuadorian Data Protection Law. He has given numerous conferences as a guest expert on personal data protection at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, ECOTEC University, Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica and the Center for Continuing Education of CEDIA. Pablo has made several publications in specialized magazines such as DATTA and Industria legal. He is the author of the first Ecuadorian guide to compliance with the Personal Data Protection Law published in E-Book format under the title: "Designing the future: protection of personal data" and of the Step-by-step Implementation Guide for a compliance with Ecuadorian personal data protection regulations. He is also the author of the "Third Country Assessment" of the Ecuadorian personal data protection legislation published by the leading global data protection platform: OneTrust Data Guidance.

South America
Andrei Dumitru

Andrei Dumitru

Privacy Engineer

CIPP/E, CIPT, CIPM

Europe
Desmond Foo

Desmond Foo

Global Data Protection Officer

Vocalbeats
GDPR Certified DPO, IDPP, ISO 27001, ISO 27701, GRC-A, GRC-P

Desmond is an award winning, high performing Compliance Specialist with 11 years global experience providing assurance to Start-Ups, Airlines and Government-linked Agencies.

Desmond is currently the Data Protection Officer of an Internet Startup, leading a cross functional matrix Data Compliance team across SG, US, Japan and Dubai.

Desmond thrives on the challenge of establishing new departments from 0-1 with ambitious mandates and timelines. This has led Desmond to being involved in award-winning projects that has garnered international and national media coverage.

Asia
William Bello

William Bello

CEO

Bello Consulting
CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, FIP, BCS AI Foundations, ITIL

It all started 40 years ago from within a corporate CIO position, followed by funding a telecommunications company. The journey intensified in 2017 with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) into the EU and the global privacy arena. With a strong IT background in every level of IT operations and experience as an ITIL practitioner since 2000, I now operate in a Data Protection Officer (DPO) role as a contractor. My responsibilities include IT privacy assessment and providing training for IAPP certifications (CIPP/E/US, CIPM, CIPT, AIGP), as well as for the BCS AI Foundation and Essentials.

From the very beginning, I have advocated for IT to "respect the user." I continue this advocacy by promoting Privacy by Design and Privacy Engineering within my network of IT engineers and developers. Last but hopefully not least, I am exploring the best approaches for building AI solutions with the same "privacy-friendly" manner as traditional software development. As we enter a new era with Machine Learning, the scope of expertise needed now covers all aspects of human knowledge. I see how significantly these 40 years of expertise in IT and business are paying off, as I continue my commitment to privacy and ethical technology development.

Europe
Nicolas Varas

Nicolas Varas

Privacy & Software Engineer

Universidad de Chile
MSc in Computer Science

 

South America
Glen Golden

Glen Golden

Privacy and Compliance Officer, Principal

QTC Management (A Leidos Company)
FIP, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, CIPM, CSCS, CHP

North America
Matthew Goodbun

Matthew Goodbun

Senior Privacy Consultant

BSI Digital Trust Consulting
FIP, CIPT, CIPM, CIPP/E, CIPP/C

Europe
Daniel Smullen

Daniel Smullen

Applied Scientist and Privacy Engineer

Amazon Lab126 (Devices Privacy and Trust)
PhD (Software Engineering)

Dr. Daniel Smullen is a proud alumni of Carnegie Mellon University Cylab, where he worked with the founders of the first (and only) Privacy Engineering academic program in the world as part of his doctoral and postdoctoral work. Daniel's unique academic training and R&D career has led to patents and a strong track record of publications in top-tier venues within the privacy engineering, PETs, ML/AI, NLP, and HCI domains. His work has given him the privilege of partnering with policymakers, regulators, government/military sponsors, and industry.

Daniel's experience covers many roles; consultant, problem-solver, scientist, engineer, and thought leader. His work spans Usable Privacy and Security, incorporating mixed-methods methodologies seen in behavioral economics, user-centered design, requirements engineering, applied machine learning, and empirical software engineering. Daniel solves social and technical problems using interdisciplinary research methods. His goal is to help the world develop more usable, secure, privacy-preserving, trustworthy software.

Daniel's main areas of interest include privacy, security, responsible AI, autonomous systems, software architecture, and the Internet of Things.

North America
Sanjeev Jeverilal Gathani

Sanjeev Jeverilal Gathani

Governance, Risk and Compliance Professional

Privacy Ninja

India
Salman Waris

Salman Waris

Founder & Partner

TechLegis 
LLM (UK), PCMLP (Oxon.)

Mr. Salman Waris LL.M. (U.K) (Oxon.), is an Internationally recognized technology and Privacy lawyer, a Serial Entrepreneur, Mentor, Thought Leader, Innovator, and an Angel Investor.

Mr. Waris is the Managing Partner at TechLegis Advocates & Solicitors, a specialist TMT and Data Privacy law firm. He regularly advises on legal/regulatory issues concerning IP, tech., telecom., data protection/ privacy law, outsourcing, M&A and joint ventures transactions in India & broader AMEA Region. He has advised the Dept. of Electronics & IT, Ministry of Communications and also the Director General of Information Systems at the Ministry of Defence, Govt. of India.

He is also "Regtech" Co-Chair at Big Innovation Centre, a UK based, exclusive technology & innovation network involving global leaders and regulators focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain. He has been Vice-chair of the International Technology Law Association, Data Protection Committee and a member of the “Task Force on Internet and Cyber Security” at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis and the Data Security Council of India - Thought Leadership Development Program. He has also been involved with ‘The Hatch’- a virtual incubator setup by Angel Investors Consortium. He is a member of International Media Lawyers Association, IBA, INTA, NASSCOM Emerge, TiE, IT Policy Compliance Group.

Mr. Waris has been recommended by Expert Guide to World’s Leading IT Lawyers, Chambers&Partners, AsiaLegal500, International Who’s Who of Internet & e-Commerce Lawyers and Guide to World's Leading Emerging Markets Practitioners, International Financial Law Review Leading Lawyers (TMT), Global Data Review and AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers Guide. He was awarded International Law Office Client Choice Award. Indian Lawyer250 recognized Mr. Waris as a “top name” in field of IP and as someone who “receives high praise” and is “highly regarded”. Law Business Research, UK, recognised Mr. Waris among top 40 Indian lawyers under age 45 and recognized among top 100 lawyers by India Business Law Journal.
Mr. Waris is also the Founder of TechLegis LLC, boutique consulting practice specialising in Data Protection, Privacy and Cyber security advisory actively assisting clients in the wider AMEA region.

Besides, He acts as an Advisor with UAE based Venture Fund and decentralized venture studio – DeepMinds, specializing in curating a thriving "Cluster Ecosystem" with core focus on tech transfers & localization, across the MENA region and facilitate advances across strategic sectors.
Mr. Waris also mentors startups as part of the Microsoft MENA Startups Mentorship & Ambassador program.

Mr. Waris is a regular speaker at industry conferences. He is quoted by the Washington Post, New York Times, Reuters, the Financial Times (UK), Al Jazeera, Asia Financial, S&P Global Market Intelligence, India Business Law Journal, E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy Journal (UK), Asia Pacific Defense Forum magazine, the Financial Express, the Economic Times, Indian Express, the Times of India, Business Standard, The Mint, TMT Finance (UK), the UK Data Protection Journal to name a few.

India
Nalini Kaplan

Nalini Kaplan

Founder / CEO

reThink Trust
CIPP/e, CIPT, CIPM. Prosci Change Practitioner

Nalini and her team work with people to connect with prospective and new customers through integrated strategy and customer relationship management, underscored by privacy by design and trust-building. She is the creator of the DataProtection DynamiX Method

North America
Siobhan Solberg
Dimitris Maketas
Steve Hickman
Kimberly Lancaster
Oliver Kindzorra
Henry Nduka Onyiah
Debra J Farber
Samuel Mulyono
Amaka Ibeji
Shoshana Rosenberg
Antonio Rocha
Eric Martin Scott
Ira Goel
Pablo Arteaga
Andrei Dumitru
Desmond Foo
William Bello
Nicolas Varas
Glen Golden
Matthew Goodbun
Daniel Smullen
Sanjeev Jeverilal Gathani
Salman Waris
Nalini Kaplan

Benefits of Memberships

  • Access to user dashboard with the latest updates!
  • Get Invited to IOPD All Hands Meetings, PETed Discussions, and other FREE events!
  • Read draft standards and submit comments to the Standards Committee
  • Public Listing on the IOPD website with access to submit blog posts and comments!
  • Nominate members of the Standards Committee, Board of Directors, and Advisors. 
  • Join Ad-Hoc Committees!
  • Discounts with Training Partners 

Qualification

  • Must be a student or professional working in privacy or a related field (Need not be currently employed or active student status)
  • Must be active in promoting privacy in the design of products, services, or business processes! 

Membership Opportunities

 

Founding Ambassadorship Expires December 2024 

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Founding Ambassadorship

Individual
$ 550 One Fee - Lifetime
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Exp. 12/31/24

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Individual
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