Gonca G. Dhont is the founder and Managing Director of DPO Network Europe, a Brussels-based company exclusively specialized in the recruitment of data protection and privacy professionals across Europe.
Gonca is a certified Data Protection Officer assisting various organizations in Europe including some Fortune-500 companies and an accomplished Talent Acquisition Specialist with nearly 20 years of experience within global businesses of several industries (FMCG, ICT, Retail, Automotive, and Banking). At DPO Network Europe, Gonca successfully combines her practical knowledge in the European privacy domain with her undisputed skills in talent recruitment and strong understanding of corporate organizational structures. This very combination makes her a recognized expert on European privacy recruitment and a trusted partner to corporate privacy / compliance offices.
Her daily work provides Gonca for a perfect bird's-eye view both on privacy staffing needs of businesses and career expectations of privacy professionals in Europe. As a result, Gonca is often consulted on matters related to European privacy employment market by global companies, law firms, policymakers and by talented DPOs who seek new career opportunities.
Gonca holds a Master's degree in International Politics. She is a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (SCCE) and a certified member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).