Michael Ploenes

Michael Ploenes
Director International Privacy & Chief Privacy Officer
Bombardier Transportation

Working for man than 20 years in the security and privacy environment for international companies Current responsibility as the Chief Privacy Officer for Bombardier Transportation is focused on Ensure compliance with international and local data protection laws worldwide. Establishing and maintaining a worldwide network with local data privacy experts. Implement and disseminate the Corporate Data Privacy Policy and the corporate Privacy Program. Develop appropriate procedures, best practice standards and mechanisms necessary to ensure data protection compliance.

Prior experience:

  • 5 years at Online and Cashless Payment provider in financial industry as Security Analyst Manager and Data Protection officer with focus on compliance to financial industry regulation and PCI Standard
  • 8 years with Telekommunications Industry as Security and Privacy manager for the EMEA and Nordics Region 

Member of various working groups:

  • Working group „Security and Data Privacy“ Federal Ministry of Economy Germany
  • Working group „ Protection of Critical Infastructures“ of the Home Office Germany
  • Chairman of the working group „Security and Privacy“ of the Association of Telecoms and Additional Services (Verband der Anbieter für Telekommunikation und Mehrwertdienste (VATM)
  • Member of the working group „ Crime in Economy“ within the Association of Security (VSW)
  • Member of ASIS (American Society of Industrial Security
  • Member of the European Telecoms Risk Forum (ETRF) Member of Certified Telecoms Fraud Investigators since 2000 

Michael studied law at the University in Bonn and holds an additional Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Steinbeiss Hochschule Berlin