Tarun Samtani

DPO & Privacy Program Director

Tarun is a recognised leader in the field of data privacy and protection, demonstrating an exceptional track record across diverse industries.
He has spearheaded global privacy programs for prominent large organizations like International SOS, Boden (a UK high street retail business) and Qantas Group, successfully managing data privacy concerns across the UK and Europe, Middle East, Africa, the US, and the Asia-Pacific regions.
With over two decades of experience spanning healthcare, retail, telecommunications, leisure, airlines, e-commerce, and banking, Tarun possesses a unique understanding of the complex privacy landscapes impacting global organizations. He excels at operationalising privacy practices in compliance with various data protection regulations globally.
He exhibits demonstrably strong influence through his business acumen and excels in managing senior stakeholders. This allows him to seamlessly bridge technical, legal, business, and regulatory considerations. This unique ability leads him to build and lead highly effective and sustainable data privacy programs.
Holding certifications such as ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CISM, and IAPP CIPM, Tarun further strengthens his expertise in information security and data privacy.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Tarun actively contributes to the wider data privacy, digital risk and cyber security community. Leveraging his extensive expertise, he actively contributes to shaping the future of data privacy as an Asia Advisory Board Member of the IAPP and a Management Committee member of ASIADPO. Additionally, he has provided valuable guidance to cyber and privacy/cybersecurity startups through his Advisory Board roles. Recognizing his expertise, renowned UK publications like the BBC have sought his insights on privacy and cyber security matters. As a sought-after speaker, Tarun regularly shares his knowledge at international conferences on various privacy, risk and cyber security topics.
A passionate advocate for responsible data usage, Tarun welcomes connections and opportunities to support individuals and groups who share his commitment to data privacy and protection.