Our philosophy: Be fully focused on you
There is no one-size-fits-all approach or solution to data privacy and compliance, particularly in our industry, so ESOMAR Plus is designed to be flexible, tailored. Available on-demand so you can get the tools and resources you need, when you need them, reflecting specifically the requirements and nuances data, research and insights demand, unlike any other consultancy service of the sort.
What we've done, we can do for you
Since SKIM is a fast-growing international market research agency, we have the ambition to offer high quality to our clients, but we lack the legal resources that bigger companies have to support change processes such as with GDPR. It was great to have the ESOMAR team to offer the legal expertise and resources that we needed to get ourselves prepared.
We take pride in helping you
ESOMAR Plus services have been a lifesaver when GDPR came in effect. Their services and templates helped us resolve several of the administrative issues as we were getting ready. They helped make the transition easier and smoother.
Meet your team
Our in-house team are certified operational, legal and public affairs experts who will collaborate with your operational teams to give you the confidence to comply with global data protection laws.
ESOMAR is involved with monitoring data protection laws and advocating for you in front of regulators worldwide. So we know what regulators are expecting from you. We offer both an understanding of what the law requires and how this fits into your operational reality.
Claudio GennaroESOMAR Staff, Senior Advocacy Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR
Claudio joined ESOMAR as Senior Advocacy Programmes Coordinator. In this capacity he is responsible for coordinating our data protection and privacy advocacy efforts as well as coordinating our compliance support services known as ESOMAR Plus.
Claudio is a certified information privacy professional (CIPP/E) with a background in law, international relations and technology. Prior to joining ESOMAR, he also worked as a data privacy analyst at Tesla and compliance officer in several marketing agencies.
Srikar GovindarajuESOMAR Staff, Senior Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR
Srikar Govindaraju is the Senior Standards Programmes Coordinator at ESOMAR, part of the Government Affairs and Professional Standards team. Srikar first joined ESOMAR as a consultant to the Government Affairs and Professional Standards team, before joining full time as part of ESOMAR's Brussels based team in late 2020.
As Senior Standards Programmes Coordinator, Srikar works closely with the Professional Standards Committee, as well as on disciplinary proceedings, and the Plus consultancy service. Srikar also program manages and hosts the Talking Insights podcast series, curating content and inviting guests to share their insights with ESOMAR's members and beyond. He is also the coordinator of the Research Got Talent initiative, working closely with associations around the world to run the competition.
Prior to joining ESOMAR Srikar worked for Mercedes-Benz. He holds an LLB from the University of Birmingham, an LLM from Maastricht University, and is a certified Data Protection Officer.
Contact Srikar at: email@example.com
Kim SmouterESOMAR Staff, Head of Public Affairs & Professional Standards at ESOMAR
Kim L. Smouter-Umans is ESOMAR's Head of Public Affairs and Professional Standards, having joined ESOMAR in 2012. He heads a small team of professional standards and public affairs experts championing the value of market, opinion and social research and data analytics.
He leads ESOMAR's advocacy efforts and supervises our Professional Standards activities. Prior to working for ESOMAR, Kim served a stint as Secretary General of the European Network of National Civil Society Associations.
He has also served in various policy roles working for the North East England Office in Brussels and in the European Parliament working in the fields of social policy, education, and employment.
He holds a Masters degree in European Public Affairs and a Bachelor's degree in European Studies and is a graduate of the University of Maastricht. He is also a certified Data Protection Officer from the University of Maastricht's European Centre for Cybersecurity and Privacy.
Nordin AhyoudESOMAR Staff, Head of Membership and Finance at ESOMAR
Nordin has been working at ESOMAR since 2013, taking various positions in the area of finance and business processes. Since the beginning of 2020, he is has been heading the Finance and Member Services departments and brings a wealth of experience implementing business processes and routines.
Nordin is a certified Data Protection Officer certified by the Universiteit Maastricht's European Centre for Cybersecurity and Data Protection.
Get the most from your membership
ESOMAR Plus provides Toolkit, which makes it easy for us to grasp and correspond to GDPR. Also, Webinars and e-mail support services are highly beneficial to share updated information on new regulatory situations of other countries and areas, for instance.
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