Privacy Advisor

CIPL Announces Bellamy as New President, Abrams Retirement in September

June 25, 2013

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL) at Hunton & Williams LLP has announced that Bojana Bellamy, CIPP/E, global director of data privacy for Accenture, will be joining Hunton & Williams as CIPL’s president, effective September 2.

Current Centre President Martin E. Abrams, who is retiring on September 1, will remain on as an advisor to the CIPL.

Bellamy, who has more than 20 years of experience in global data privacy and cybersecurity law, compliance and policy, served as the IAPP’s chair from 2011 to 2012 and had been a member of the IAPP Board of Directors for the prior five years.

“The firm is fortunate to have Bojana lead the Centre into the next generation of information policy leadership. We are confident in her ability to work with member companies to find effective solutions to the ever-increasing problems they face in appropriately managing information around the globe,” said Lisa Sotto, CIPP/US, head of Hunton & Williams’ global privacy and cybersecurity practice, a current member of the IAPP Board of Directors. 

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership was established in 2001 and focuses on helping businesses, data protection authorities and consumer organizations rethink how to manage and protect personal data in the Information Age.

“Marty Abrams has helped private and public stakeholders around the world shape their approaches to data privacy for more than 25 years,” Sotto said in the CIPL’s announcement of Abrams’ retirement. “We owe him a debt of gratitude for what he has built at the Centre during the past 13 years, and we thank him for his tremendous contributions to the profession.”