Session 2- Building a Compliance Programme
-Structure of an effective compliance program
LORI BAKER CIPP/E
Vice President- Legal & Director of Data Protection
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.
Chief Compliance Officer – Middle East, Africa & Turkey
Before moving to the Compliance function early 2017, Robert was the Sourcing Executive for GE Power Services in the Middle East and Africa. He moved to Dammam, Saudi Arabia in 2008 to lead the region’s turbine repair network and design and build GE’s largest turbine service centre worldwide. Before coming to the Middle East, he was General Manager of various field service and repair facilities in Europe and North America and has held various Lean Six Sigma, Service Director and Quality roles. Prior to joining GE in 2000, he held various Plant Manager, Quality and Industrial Development roles for small and medium-sized companies in North America and Europe. He has deep and varied experience in culture-based compliance programs, policy development, manufacturing, industrial development, service organizations, LEAN, and Six Sigma and has received various execution and achievement awards.
Robert is a Professional Engineer and earned his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Alberta, Canada and also studied at L’Ecole Polytechnique in Montreal, Canada.
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