Ardi Kolah

Executive Fellow and Co-Director
GDPR Transition Programme - Henley Business School (UK)

Ardi Kolah LLM is Executive Fellow and Co-Director of the GDPR Transition Programme at Henley Business School and the founder of GO DPO® that is the strategic partner for many multi-national clients in the area of GDPR compliance. He started his career at the BBC before working for Andersen Consulting as a senior manager.  He’s recognised as one of the leading data protection practitioners in Europe and has provided advice to the Government in Scotland, the Shadow Minister for Digital Economy and Senior Civil Servants as well as trained Nationwide, HSBC, Accenture, Santander, Hitachi Consulting, Sainsbury’s, John Lewis Partnership, Marks & Spencer, Lloyds Bank, Capita Asset Services and many others on GDPR. He also has a close working relationship with the UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. Ardi’s is Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Data Protection & Privacy and is a keynote speaker all over the world on GDPR and for many organisations including the BBA and the IAPP, HR Directors Forum, General Counsel’s Briefing (Switzerland), IT Directors Forum, HR Director’s Forum, Marketing Directors Forum in 2017 as well as the FT Europe Cyber Security Summit 2016, 2017. Ardi is also Chairman of the Law & Marketing Committee for the Worshipful Company of Marketors, a Livery Company in the City of London that he was asked to set up by Sir Paul Judge over six years ago. He read a first degree at Kingston University and a Master of Laws at King’s College London. He’s a Fellow of several institutes, a member of the British Computer Society and an elected member of BAFTA. He is a visiting lecturer at Cass Business School, London University.