Ardi Kolah LL.M

Journal of Data Protection & Privacy

Recognised by FT Europe as one of the leading data protection practitioners in Europe, Ardi has provided advice to Shadow Minister for Digital Economy and Senior Civil Servants and Special Advisors to Scotland’s First Minister on the impact of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

He’s the founder of GO DPO® and the GDPR Transition Programme at Henley Business School that has attracted international interest and is the only executive education programme for senior managers offered by a leading business school in Europe and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Data Protection and Privacy. He has Cabinet Office and Ministerial-level consultancy experience, formerly a senior manager at Accenture.

Member of the British Computer Society and the International Association of Privacy Professionals, he’s co-author of Data Protection and Privacy and the Data Protection Officer’s Handbook (to be published in 2018).

Master of Laws from King's College London and Chairman of the Law & Marketing Committee of the City of London Livery Company (Worshipful Company of Marketors), he's independently ranked in the top 50 thinkers in the world on marketing by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (2003).


Keynote speaker at major international events on data protection, privacy and executive education, he took part in a debate with Jan Albrecht MEP, the chief architect of the GDPR at the FT Europe Cyber Security Summit 2016 and was a speaker at the IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2016 in Brussels in November 2016.

He acts for a number of multi-national clients in financial services, banking, automotive, technology and infrastructure.