Mr John Giannakakis co-heads our Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice.
John is an attorney at the Supreme Court and an experienced General Counsel having served in leading Greek (Babis Vovos International Construction Group) and international Companies, (ING, Unilever, Novartis) holding Executive Positions (General Counsel, Head of Legal & Compliance, Chief Privacy Officer). In addition, serving as Regional Counsel Southern Europe with G4S Group, supervising from a legal support perspective nine (9) European, Countries, (Greece, Cyprus, Malta, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Slovenia, Austria).
John 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 duel 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 ISO17024. John is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) member of the Hellenic Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).