Emerald de Leeuw

Emerald de Leeuw

Global Head of Privacy & AI Governance at Logitech

Short Biography

Emerald de Leeuw-Goggin is a leading expert in privacy and AI governance, currently serving as the Global Head of Privacy and AI Governance at Logitech. She is also the co-founder of Women in AI Governance. Her expertise in the field was awarded with the accolade of Privacy Executive of the Year 2023. Emerald's professional journey in privacy began with her founding of Eurocomply, a privacy-tech company, after writing her master thesis on the GDPR in 2012. Her leadership in this venture led to numerous awards, including European Young Innovator of the Year and inclusion in Forbes' 100 European female founders to follow.

As a speaker, Emerald is known for her engaging presentations at conferences like TEDx and WomeninTech, and at institutions such as MIT Sloan and the European Parliament. Her talks cover a range of topics including privacy, AI governance, and supporting female entrepreneurs. In 2021, she was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Emerald holds a bachelor’s degree in Law, two master's degrees, one in E-Law and Intellectual Property Law and another in Business Information Systems, both with First-Class Honours. She furthered her education by completing her executive education at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2023. Her blend of skills in legal, technology, and business areas makes her a key figure in shaping the future of privacy and AI governance.

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