Tarun Samtani, CIPM


International SOS

Data Protection Officer

Tarun is a Privacy Leader with a background in Data Security, Privacy and Data Protection. Formerly the Global Privacy Manager for Qantas Group that includes Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines and Qantas Loyalty, Tarun brings over two decades of experience working in various industries such as Healthcare, Retail, Telecoms, Leisure, Airlines, E-commerce and Banking across global organisations.

His specialisation includes operationalising Privacy, working with global Privacy legislations across 90+ countries building & leading progressive, pragmatic and sustainable Data Privacy programmes. With a strong business acumen, he has the ability to bridge the gap between technical, legal and regulatory landscapes.

Tarun currently holds various certifications in Information Security and Data Privacy (ISC2 CISSP, ISACA CISM & IAPP CIPM). He is a member, Chapter Chair and Asia Advisory Board Member for IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals).

Previously, he has also been the Advisory Board Member for Cybersecurity and Privacy startups. He has been interviewed by various UK publications including BBC and regularly addresses global audience at various international conferences.

He can be reached on LinkedIn – https://uk.linkedin.com/in/tsamtani


Contributions by Tarun Samtani

  • Turning Privacy Assessments into a Business Enabler
    Speaker at IAPP Asia Privacy Forum 2023
  • Growth, Innovation and Trust through AI for Privacy Automation
    Speaker at Virtual Mumbai and Singapore Joint KnowledgeNet: 4 May 2023
  • Member of Asia Advisory Board 2022 - 2023