Matteo Colombo is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director of Privacy Desk Suisse SA.
He graduated in Law from the Università Statale in Milan.
He is a business consultant and trainer, specialised in privacy and labour matters.
After a few years working for a leading multinational Employment Agency as a Risk Manager and member of the Legal Team, he is one of the founding members of Labor Project Srl, a company that has been active in the field of privacy and 231/01 compliance for more than fifteen years and in which he is the CEO.
Heading a pool of lawers & consultants, over the years he has advised private companies and public administrations in the implementation of the Privacy Code and GDPR. He is external DPO for several important multinational companies.
Speaker at numerous events throughout Italy on Privacy issues, teacher in the CAS GDPR courses and Master in ICT System, Security and Cybercrime at SUPSI (University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Swizerland) and author of several books on the (EU) Privacy Regulation. Technical director and teacher of the DPO training course which has exceeded 50 editions and 800 participants in Italy.
Over the years he has achieved national and international certifications for privacy skills, such as:
Expert in the field of corporate crimes under Legislative Decree 231/01 and member of Supervisory Bodies. Speaker at numerous events throughout Italy on Privacy and Legislative Decree 231/01 issues and creator of the E-Learning “Master DPO” project.
Founding Member of Privacy Desk Suisse SA.
Founding member and Chairman of the Association of Data Protection Officers – ASSO DPO.
Founder of the “ASSO DPO | Data Protection Officer” Linkedin group.
Member of the Italian Experts group of Privacy Italia
Expert in Legal Services for Corporate Lawyers. Trainer and Privacy expert. Data Protection Officer (DPO). Data Protection Consultant CH. She attended the course “Swiss Privacy Law” at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), obtaining the relevant certificate. UNI 11679 certified as Data Protection Officer (DPO) by CEPAS and Internal Auditor ISO 27001, Certified by Bureau Veritas Italia SpA.
Lawyer. He deals with law and technology, with focus on data governance and data protection issues. Senior Consultant CH. UNI 11679 certified as Data Protection Officer (DPO) by CEPAS. He attended the course “Swiss Privacy Law” at the University of Applied Sciences of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), obtaining the relevant certificates.
He gained proven experience in contract, corporate and IPRs issues. He is research fellow at the ISLC – Information Society Law Center and teaching assistant of Legal Informatics at the University of Milan (Law Faculty). He speaks Italian, Spanish and English.
He then worked as an emerging market analyst for a consulting firm in Frankfurt (Germany). Once back in Switzerland, he started his professional career working for a private bank with the task of dealing with institutional and private customers. He was also a member of the bank’s management board and a member of the investment committee. He then served as managing director of a finance company in Lugano (CH), dealing with private equity and corporate finance. Thanks to this working experience he had the opportunity to consolidate and advance knowledge and competence in the finance and corporate field. He was a member of the Board of Directors of an Asset Management company subject to direct supervision by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and he was a member of the Board of Directors of an IT company. In those years he obtained a Master’s Degree in Cross-Border Family Business Advisory. Thanks to the experience gained over the years, since 2016 he has been working as an independent financial and corporate adviser for CIMEN ADVISOR in Lugano (CH). He is proficient in German, French and English. He can speak Aramaic and has basic knowledge of Arabic.