Who is EDPO?

European Data Protection Office (EDPO) is a privately-held Belgian limited liability company located in Brussels that was established to respond to the new GDPR and enable non-EU companies to comply with the GDPR’s extensive extraterritorial reach.

Our mission

Our only activity is to act as EU representative for non-EU companies that have to comply with the GDPR. We are dedicated to and focused on providing top quality representation services and related advice and assessments.

We are international, service-oriented and people-minded.

Most importantly, we can provide your company with an EDPO compliance certificate which will create value for your company by ensuring legal certainty, providing your company with a competitive advantage and helping to protect your company from sanctions that can reach up to 20 million EUR or 4% of worldwide turnover, whichever is highest.

Board of directors

Jane Murphy

Jane Murphy

Founder and Chair of the Board

Jane is a Belgo-Canadian lawyer specialised in GDPR, corporate law, M&A and corporate governance. She is also an independent non-executive board director of listed (Ageas and Elia) and non-listed companies in Belgium and in France and a member of various committees (audit, risk, legal, compliance, corporate governance and remuneration). She is Vice-President of CanCham Belux, member of IAPP and of DPO Circle. She holds law degrees from Canada and Belgium, an LLM in EU and International Law, a Certificate in EU Data Protection from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and completed a summer programme in International Business at Harvard.

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Olivier Willocx

Olivier Willocx

Managing Director

Olivier is the CEO of the Brussels Chamber of Commerce since 2000 and the CEO of the Brussels Business Federation since 2010. He is also Vice-president of the Belgian Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Founder of the Alliance of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of 15 major metropolitan areas in Europe representing 68 million citizens and over 40 million jobs. Olivier was also the Brussels Region’s Economic Attaché to the EU Commission in charge of financial support programmes. Olivier holds a degree in Economics from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and an LLM in European Law from the University Amsterdam.

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Cédric Pierrard

Cédric Pierrard

Director & CTO

Cédric is co-founder and CEO of Efficy, a company active in the CRM (Customer Relationship Management) business that has over 70,000 users at some 2,000 companies in 9 countries and which employs over 100 people at its offices in Brussels, Paris, Windhof (Luxembourg), Utrecht (Netherlands), Geneva and Istanbul. Cédric is an industrial engineer who also completed the Executive Programme for Growing Companies (EPGC) at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Board Effectiveness Course at Guberna (the Belgian Institute of Directors).

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Group of experts

Georges Ataya

Georges Ataya

Professor Georges Ataya is academic Director at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, in charge of IT Management and Information Security Management Education. He recently co-founded the Program in European Data Protection, the Belgian Cybersecurity Coalition and the DPO Circle. Georges also acted as the international Vice-President of ISACA and of the IT Governance Institute and as President of ISACA Belux. He is Managing Partner of ICT Control SA, a Belgian-based advisory firm. Georges is member of Boards and of Advisory Boards of various professional organisations. He also directs research programmes in various technology management fields.

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Miriam Maes

Miriam Maes

Miriam is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the Port of Rotterdam and a non-executive member of the Board of Urenco and of Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and Chair of the Board’s Sustainability Committee. Miriam is a non-executive director on several Euronext listed companies headquartered in France. She is head of the “Energy Transition Forum” which is partnered with the UN Foundation in Washington DC. Miriam has over 35 years of experience working for multinationals and was CEO of Foresee Ltd, a climate change consulting company. Until May 2017, Miriam was also Chair of the Euronext listed company ELIA Group.

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Saskia Van Uffelen

Saskia Van Uffelen

Saskia has a professional background with leading positions in the ICT and Telecoms sector. Since 2014, Saskia is CEO of Ericsson for Belgium and Luxembourg. For the Belgian Federal Government, she represents Europe as the Digital Champion, locally stimulating the execution of the Digital Agenda which includes the Digital Economy, Infrastructure, Government, Security and Skills as key areas. Her value as an inspiring leader lies in the transformation of business models, organisational structures, ecosystems and human capital. Saskia is also an independent board member of Elia, BPost, AXA Insurance and the University of Antwerp.

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Business Development Managers

Marie-Christine Bourque

Marie-Christine Bourque

Business Development Manager for North America

After graduating with a master’s degree in European and international law from Vrije Universiteit Brussel and completing her Bar in Canada, Marie-Christine worked in New York City from where she traveled the world as an emerging markets manager for Euromoney Institutional Investor. Her role involved initiating and maintaining trusted-adviser relationships with government leaders and executive management of banks and businesses. Marie-Christine subsequently held senior sales, account management and business development roles in several industries. She is a dedicated result-oriented team player.

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Lucia Canga Roza

Lucia Canga Roza

Business Development Manager for Latin America

After obtaining her law degree from the Universtié Saint-Louis in Belgium, Lucia attended common law courses at Cambridge University (UK) and obtained a European Law Master’s degree from the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium). She then went on to graduate with an LLM in International Business Law at the Université Sorbonne-Assas (Paris II) and INSEAD Singapore. She then worked in a Big Four Consultancy firm where she provided legal advice on national and European matters. Lucia speaks English, Spanish, French and Italian.

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