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Patricia Adusei-Poku

Executive Director, Ghana Data Protection Commission

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 Authorities and the Anglophone Lead of the Network of African Data Protection Authorities (NADPA). Patricia Chairs the National Statistics Advisory Committee (NSAC) responsible for implementing a statistical system that generates quality data for the Ghana Statistical Service. She is a Member of the Joint Cybersecurity Committee (JCC) responsible for protecting and securing critical National Infrastructure including data.
Patricia is the project Chair for the development of the Ethical AI Framework and the National AI Strategy in Ghana. She also Chairs the project on the development of the Blueprint Data Governance Strategy for the continent and the National Data Governance Strategy.
Patricia holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA - Project Management & Consultancy), MSC-International Public Policy, BSc (Hons) in 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.

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Day - 2 14th Dec

Part 1 - Panel Discussion on "Data Protection Implementation In The Delivery of ID Systems In Africa"