Patricia Adusei-Poku

Executive Director & Commissioner, Data Protection Commission, Ghana

Patricia Adusei-Poku

Speaker Bio

Patricia Adusei-Poku, the Executive Director of the Ghana Data Protection Commission; She is a seasoned privacy practitioner, program manager, information governance and risk expert in the public, private and non-profit sectors globally.

Some of her recent appointments include the Head of Data Protection at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Global Director for Data Protection & Privacy at World Vision International. 

Currently the Co-Chair (with UK ICO Commissioner, John Edwards) on the Common Thread Network (CTN) of Commonwealth Data Protection Commissioner and the President of the Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA).

Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Project Management & Consultancy), MSC-International Public Policy, BSc (Hons) Computing Science, A Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM) issued by the globally recognized International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Certified Practitioner in European Union General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). 

She enjoys reading, travelling and charity work.