Served in leading Greek (Babis Vovos International Construction Group) and international Companies, (ING, Unilever, Novartis, G4S Group) holding Executive Positions (GC, Head of Legal & Compliance, Chief Privacy Officer, Regional Counsel Southern Europe supervising from a legal perspective nine (9) European Countries).
Holds a Bachelor in Law (Bsc) from the University of Athens and an LLM from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich Germany. He is a Data Protection Thought Leader in Greece, and the only Legal Professional holding a dual Certification from International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as Certified Information Privacy Professional for Europe (CIPP/E) and Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM). He is also a Certified GDPR Practitioner from IT Governance per ISO 17024. Ioannis is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Hellenic Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
Project Leader in the GDPR Preparation & Privacy Compliance Project Plan for G4S Group responsible for Region Europe (19 European Countries) and is one of the few Privacy Professionals in Europe to test in practice the theoretical approach to GDPR Compliance for an international Group of Companies operating in 125 countries worldwide.
Moreover John is an accredited Instructor for the DPO Academy (www.dpoacademy.gr) a leading Data Protection Organization in Greece, collaborating with TUV AUSTRIA and Nomiki Vivliothiki to provide the only Data Protection Officer course leading to ISO 17024:2013 Certification.