Analyst Profile

Bart Willemsen

Bart Willemsen

VP Analyst

6 years at Gartner,  14 years industry experience

Location:  Netherlands  | Language(s):  Dutch, English

Roles and Responsibilities

Bart Willemsen is a VP Analyst with focus on all privacy-related challenges in an international context, as well as on ethics and the intersection with technology and digital society. He is a Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) with a broad and in-depth history of experience across industries. With detailed knowledge of privacy worldwide, he is a data protection advocate with a firm drive to help organizations generate value and seize the discipline's opportunities in both strategy and tactics. Certified in both the security and privacy areas (CISM, CISA, CIPP/E, and CIPM), and with FIP accreditation, Mr. Willemsen brings broad, multidisciplinary knowledge and best practices to his clients.

Background

Previous Experience

Mr. Willemsen's previous job responsibility included implementing, auditing and overseeing integral privacy and security programs and compliance strategies for holding companies and their subsidiaries. He has worked for over 13 years at various international businesses, and was a (Chief) Privacy and Security Officer. He represented multiple companies as a member in the Dutch National PT Board working party for information management and the privacy workgroup and was involved in consultation rounds for previous (European) data protection legislation.

Professional Background

  • Connexxion , Privacy and Security Officer, 11 years
  • Transdev , Privacy Officer, Security Officer, 2 years

Education

  • B.A., (B-ICT) Business Informatics, Information Security, Wageningen and EPBS
  • B.A., (B-ICT) IT Management, E3 Maastricht

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