Noris Ismail

Managing Director, Global Data Privacy

Global Data Privacy Europe

Noriswadi Ismail (he/him) is a Managing Director based in London, UK, with 20+ years of in-house technology counsel and global consulting experience. He’s responsible for leading and growing the global Data Privacy practice. Noris is a subject matter expert in global data privacy laws and regulations, data governance and security strategies, and data privacy technology. Noris is a thought leader in global data privacy and an active member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP); former Asia Advisory Board Member (2015-2017), and European Advisory Board Member (2022-2023). Prior to Breakwater, Noris was a Managing Director at Ankura and led GDPR consulting for EY UK. Noris is a Certified Information Privacy Professional/Asia (CIPP/A), Certified Oxford Scenario Planning (OSP) and has a Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection (PC.dp). He is an alumnus of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM, Strathclyde Law School, Fulbright, Chevening and the University of Oxford Saïd Business School. He’s an author of 2 books in data protection and earned an LLM in Information Technology & Telecommunications Laws from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK.