DIFC Academy

Session 3 of the DIFC Compliance Series 2023

Take the insights gained from the operational implementation of compliance and feed them into the gap analysis, approach to risk review and mitigation and reporting to the senior management in a way that gets their buy in.

2 CLPD Accredited Points upon completion of this session 

2 CPD Points upon completion of this session




Vice President- Legal & Director of Data Protection

DIFC Authority

Lori Baker, FIP, Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy is an experienced attorney with expertise in data protection and regulatory compliance, as well as broad practice in commercial contracting. She is qualified in both the USA (in the states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania) and the UK, and is a Fellow of Information Privacy as certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Lori now provides data protection and security strategy and support in DIFC Authority, while in her own time she writes and speaks on various data protection and compliance topics. 

Prior to relocating to Dubai in 2016, Lori was based in London, UK for 10 years, having worked most recently for Fieldfisher LLP in the technology and outsourcing team as a senior privacy and cybersecurity associate. She held in-house roles as Senior Compliance and Privacy Counsel at Dun & Bradstreet, Head of Ethics and Compliance at Orange Business Services and Global Regulatory/Privacy Specialist at BT Global Services. 

Lori attended DeSales University, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in politics with a minor in philosophy, followed by Widener University School of Law (the Delaware Law School), where she was awarded a Juris Doctor with an emphasis in international business transactions. While at Widener, Lori enrolled in the Geneva International Law Institute, directed by instructors from the WTO, the UN and other international organisations.


Governance Risk & Compliance Director


Rensche joined Vistra as Governance Risk and Compliance Director in November 2022. She heads the Governance, Risk and Compliance consultancy team based from Vistra's Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices.

Rensche is well-seasoned and financially astute in Risk, Governance, Compliance and Sustainability. She has 17+ years of experience across various geographies. She leads from the front and has extensive experience in establishing and growing new Practice specialisms and leading high-performing teams.

Prior to joining Vistra, Rensche worked in several well-known multinational institutions across the UK, USA, Africa and the Middle East.

Rensche holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Risk Management from North West University. She also holds several industry-related compliance and risk management professional qualifications.

Rensche is fluent in Afrikaans and English.

Enterprise Risk Management and Governance (DIFC Compliance Series 2023) CLPD
Sep 25, 2023 10:00 AM -To- Sep 25, 2023 12:00 PM

Enterprise Risk Management and Governance (DIFC Compliance Series 2023) CLPD

In association with DIFC Authority - Legal Affairs

2 CLPD Accredited
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