Emerald de Leeuw, an internationally recognized Data Protection specialist, is CEO of EuroComply, a software company that helps companies manage General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Effective as of May 2018, GDPR sees a majorly significant overhaul regarding data protection for countries belonging to the EU in over 20 years.
In addition to her work with Eurocomply, she is a faculty member and board examiner at the Law Society of Ireland on the Technology Law and Data Protection Courses. She also trains individuals for sitting the IAPP’s CIPP/E exam. She’s been invited to speak by TEDx, MIT Sloan School of Business and the Global Entrepreneurship Summit organised by the US Department of State just to name a few.
In 2018 she was awarded the prestigious German Marshall Fund Fellowship from the US Department of State. She was recommended by Forbes as a female entrepreneur to watch and has featured frequently in publications such as Bloomberg Law. In 2017, the European Commission, Parliament, and EYIF in Brussel awarded Emerald the European Young Innovator of the Year Award and she received a 30 under 30 award in 2017. She works closely with the European Young Innovators Forum and the German Marshall Fund of the United States to improve transatlantic cooperation for entrepreneurs and to improve the ecosystem for female professionals and entrepreneurs.
An expert in GDPR and its effect on how data is to be managed in future as well as people’s rights as to how their personal data is handled, Emerald de Leeuw brings remarkable insights into how companies need to affect change. An acclaimed speaker on this topic, she is able to guide and advise companies of all sizes in effecting the necessary changes.
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"Emerald was great to work with. She was very patient and accommodating of our various requirements and delivered an excellent presentation for our clients who are primarily based in Canada. She not only tailored her GDPR Masterclass presentation to the needs of our clients, but was also flexible and knowledgeable enough to adapt the content even during delivery to reflect what other speakers had already mentioned. Given her in-depth knowledge of the topic, and her outstanding delivery of the Masterclass webinar, we would most definitely work with Emerald again should the opportunity arise."
“Bright, intelligent, friendly & hardworking. What more do you want?”
“I have come to know Emerald through the Ignite Incubation program. She is a determined and hard working woman, she is one to watch as she is doing great things and will go far in her entrepreneurial venture. She is not only the CEO and founder of a great company EuroComply but also has the experience and expertise in Data Protection to insure she is the best at what she does for the company. I would highly recommend working with Emerald, she is hard working and result driven.”