Nitin Dhavate, CIPP/E, CIPM, FIP



Data Privacy, Digital & AI (DPDAI) Head – APMA and Global Health

Nitin is a strategic privacy and information security executive with a focus on planning, implementing and maintaining privacy programs to enable business growth while managing privacy risks at major multi-national companies. He is currently the Country Data Privacy Head (aka Data Privacy Officer) for Novartis India, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa across all the business functions and units. He also works on global initiatives at Novartis. He plays the key role of an advisor to leadership teams. He has defined processes for personal data and privacy governance and managed initiatives for operational privacy, privacy compliance for new country / subsidiary, security controls, privacy training, PETs and privacy by design for products.


He believes in taking a pragmatic approach to enable responsible innovation while respecting the privacy of individuals and building trust. He also works towards implementing accountability measures at various layers within the organization.


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