Privacy Officer

Kim Gerardin-Smits was born in the Netherlands where she received much of her education. After completing studies at the business school of commerce in ‘s-Hertogenbosch, she moved to France where she has been living for 20 years, together with her French husband, three kids and recently welcomed her first dog.

Kim began her career as an employee within the credit risk department of the Spanish CAIXABANK French branch in 2000 where she quickly grew into the role of internal controller. In 2007 she joined NEUFLIZE OBC, a French private bank and part of the Dutch ABN AMRO Group. In 2012 she was promoted to Compliance Officer focusing on employee ethics and conduct within the bank. After 5 years she moved into the position of French Privacy Officer, within the international team of the ABN AMRO’s central DPO. Kim enjoys working on privacy related topics, is keen on sharing her knowledge with colleagues and eager to learn from other privacy professionals within various businesses and domains.

In 2019 she earned the International Association of Privacy Professional’s CIPP/E credential and has successfully completed a French certification on data protection.  Kim is looking forward to working with privacy professionals within the IAPP and from all over the world.


Contributions by Kim SMITS

  • Member of CDPO France Advisory Board 2020 - 2024