Katrina Destrée, CIPP/E



Director of Privacy

Katrina Destrée is Director of Privacy at KUMA LLC, a global privacy and security consulting company, providing a full range of advisory services to build and enhance security, privacy, and identity initiatives for public and private sector organizations. Katrina is based in Silicon Valley, California. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/ Europe (CIPP/E). Previously, she was involved in building PayPal's privacy program; evaluating and approving Privacy Impact Assessments, compliance with the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and managing inquiries on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).


Previously, Katrina lived in Brussels, Belgium for 18 years where she held management positions in regulatory affairs and sustainability, including as Director of Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement at Nokia and board member of the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI), responsible for sector-level sustainability communications with UN agencies, multilateral organizations, EU Institutions, and media outlets. She was selected to serve on the UN Global Compact Network Belgium Steering Committee, the European Round Table of Industrialists working group, and several EU-funded research projects on digital inclusion.

Early in her career, she managed a privatization in former Eastern Europe where she learned what it was like to live without modern communications and the impact of surveillance on daily life. This experience inspired her to study the legal frameworks of global networks and launch a career in telecoms. Later, when data protection and privacy became the leading issue facing the entire telecom sector from a sustainability point of view, she increased her focus on data privacy.

She holds a Master of Arts degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Boston and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. She also continues her life-long passion in classical ballet and volunteers for the San Francisco Ballet Association and UNESCO affiliated International Dance Council.


Contributions by Katrina Destrée

  • Member of Training Advisory Board 2020 - 2021