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Ioannis Giannakakis

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National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (LLB), Ludwig-Maximillian’s Universitat München, Germany (LLM)




Ioannis Giannakakis is an attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece and an experienced General Counsel having served in leading Greek ( Babis Vovos International Construction Group) and international Companies, ( ING, Unilever, Novartis, G4S ) holding Senior & Executive Positions (GC, Head of Legal & Compliance, Data Protection Officer ).

Ioannis holds a Bachelor of Laws (BSc) from the University of Athens and an LLM from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich Germany.

He is a Data Protection Thought Leader, being the only Greek Privacy Professional designated as Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals ( IAPP) the highest Data Protection designation, awarded only to top Privacy Leaders worldwide. Moreover, Ioannis is the only Legal Professional in Greece, holding a triple Certification from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) , Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States, (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) plus a Certified GDPRractitioner from IT Governance and Certified DPO per ISO 17024:2013 On top of the above, Ioannis is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) .

Ioannis has acted as European Project Leader for more than 17 GDPR Compliacne Projects in Greece and the European Union and is one of the few Privacy Professionals in Europe able to test in practice the theoretical approach to GDPR Compliance for an international Group of Companies operating in 100 countries worldwide. Moreover Ioannis is an accredited Data Protection Trainer & Instructor with the DPO Academy (www.dpoacademy.gr) a leading Data Protection Educational Organization in Greece, collaborating with TUV AUSTRIA and Nomiki Vivliothiki to provide Data Protection Officer Course leading to ISO 17024:2013 Certification.

Lastly Ioannis, as an International Advisory Board Member to Cyber Rescue Alliance (www.cyberrescue.co.uk) advises business and Organizations in Europe, on Cyber Resilience and Cyber Recovery best practices including C- Suite bespoke training,  Cyber Attack simulations etc.