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.
Sr. Director/Corporate Compliance
Koray Ozturk is the Head of Corporate Compliance and a Senior Director at Etisalat Group, UAE. Koray started his career working for a regulatory authority, where he developed sectoral and competition regulations and enforced the same through monitoring and audits. Koray then worked as a consultant, further enhancing his expertise by advising leading telecom operators on strategic and operational engagements. In 2011, Koray joined Etisalat Group, where he has created the Corporate Compliance function and developed and implemented Etisalat UAE’s first Code of Conduct along with key policies such as; Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption, Conflict of Interest, Due Diligence & Engagement and Gifts, Entertainment & Hospitality. As Etisalat’s Head of Corporate Compliance, Koray harmonizes his broad range of expertise gained as a regulator, consultant and compliance officer to promote a culture of responsible leadership and integrity. Koray has a BSc in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bilkent University in Ankara, an MBA from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and is currently studying towards an LLM in Corporate Governance with a specialization in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) from the University of Law, in London.
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