John Goumenopoulos studied law, sociology of law and
constitutional comparative law at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and
the University of Trento in Italy. During his studies he received academic
excellence awards from the State Scholarship Foundation and the Italian
Institute. Following his studies, he held senior positions in a number of
high-profile Greek companies in the areas of sales, marketing, strategic
planning, and data protection.
For more than 15 years he was Director of the most influential legal publishing
company in Greece, playing a decisive role in the market penetration of legal
scientific publications in the Greek market. As an invited speaker at numerous
conferences and seminars, he presented on various topics, related to sales,
marketing, strategic management and data protection.
In 2016 he founded, along with a group of Greek and foreign partners,
PRIVINTELLIGENT Sagl, a GDPR-related compliance and DPO services company based
in Lugano, Switzerland. The company undertook a series of advanced data
protection projects focused on the pharmaceutical sector both in Greece and in
the EU (Santen, IBSA, PTC, Alnylam). John has extensive hands-on experience in
Data Protection Officer services-consulting, as he was the Project Manager in
large pharmaceutical companies DPO projects (IBSA-Institut Biochimique SA).
Having left PRIVINTELLIGENT Sagl, he founded GAGDPR with main focus to establish
a specialized GDPR-related consulting firm in Greece.
Within MGS he is managing director and responsible for workflow coordination
between the company and clients. Currently, John holds the position of DPO in
OMMA-Ophthalmological Institute, based in Athens.
He is a frequent speaker at business and legal forums, with a rich agenda on
Last but not least, John is a trainer in the ”DPO Executive” certification in
Greece, in cooperation with business-oriented education organizations.