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7+ Years Of Experience

Data Protection Officer


Pankaj has 7+ years of rich experience with industry-wide privacy experience in Media, Banking, Marketing, Telecommunication, Oil & Gas along with 4+ years in Privacy Consulting. His core strength is to run end-to-end data privacy/cybersecurity programs including budget allocation, strategy/framework building, and operationalizing the agreed policies and procedures. His experience also includes working with one of the largest banks in UAE and interacting with clients across the Middle-East.

In the past, Pankaj has also worked with Tata Consultancy Services and KPMG in the capacity of a Data Privacy Officer and Consultant and has contributed with his expertise in the following areas:

  • Created roadmap based on analysis of Privacy regulations of Europe, Middle East and Singapore
  • Conducted gap assessments related to Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Worked upon contract management and cross border agreements
  • Responsible for DPIA and Privacy by Design activities
  • Published Global Privacy Handbook which served as guidelines for the Privacy Program
  • Established a Data Privacy Framework for organization and its subsidiaries
  • Conducted IT Audits for processes & products, coupled with Store Audits
  • Conducted training and awareness for all business units
  • Reviewed and updated the vendor contracts with Data Privacy amendment
  • Conducted Data Inventory activities across all departments
  • Established Privacy by Design guidelines, Centralized Consent Management process, Data Subject Request/complaint handling process and Breach Management process
  • Established process for Data Protection Impact Assessment for business applications and processes
  • Published whitepaper on Data Privacy regulations in GCC region


  • GDPR
  • UAE Data Protection Law
  • DIFC Law
  • Singapore Data Privacy
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 27701
  • OneTrust Tool
  • Securiti.Ai Tool
  • DPIA


  • Contract Negotiations
  • Consent Management
  • Privacy by Design Cybersecurity
  • Cross – Border Transfers
  • Breach Management
  • Data Subject Requests
  • Framework creation
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Policy making
  • Budgeting
  • Gap assessments
  • Training & Awareness