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  • CIPP/E
  • Data Protection
  • Privacy
  • Open Source Software



Professional Status

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About Me

Freelance & Entrepreneur in IT since 2002. Lawyer (not licensed attorney/solicitor!) trained in the common law (England & Wales and U.S.) specializing in Data Protection & Privacy laws (including the EU GDPR). Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E) from IAPP.

I spent the first part of my career as an IT expert in open source technologies, working for a wide variety of clients in the financial sector, telcos, and the public sector.

Always open to consider new opportunities, either in Europe (physically) or worldwide (remote / home office).

More details available in Experience and Education sections of this online resume and on my LinkedIn profile.


IT Architect (Compliance & Data Protection)

Since January 2018
  • IT Regulatory & Compliance matters expert (GDPR, PCI-DSS)
  • Review and maintenance of IT architecture and data flows (including personal data and booking flows), diagrams and documentation
  • IT Security point of contact (pentests, audits), follow-up with CISO
  • IT Security procedures drafting, awareness training for operational teams
  • Technical expert for infrastructure design and the portfolio of applications
  • Project management of several IT internal initiatives
  • Relationship management with external vendors, suppliers, service providers, and expert consultants on relevant topics

Owner & Consultant

YoLBi Sarl
Since September 2011
  • Company management
  • Umbrella company for freelance contractor jobs
  • Vehicle for development projects

System Infrastructure & Database Engineering Transition Manager

January 2017 to September 2017
  • Ad-interim management of 10 engineers (systems, virtualization, storage, backup, DBAs)
  • HR management, recruitment (screening and interviews)
  • Interaction and negotiation with suppliers (vendors, manufacturers, service providers)
  • Resource management for requests from other teams, PMOs, product owners, and business managers
  • Major transition to IaaS/DevOps model (industrialization and Agile provisioning)
  • Multicultural environment (collaboration with teams in Northern Ireland and Portugal)
  • Highly critical, highly available environment, including low latency trading components
  • Technical environment: RHEL 5/6/7; Ansible; Satellite 6; HP 3PAR; EMC DataDomain


Juris Doctor

Concord Law School at Purdue University Global (remote)
2014 to 2018

LL.M. in International Legal Practice (LPC)

University of Law (remote)
2014 to 2017

Graduate Diploma in Law

University of Law (remote)
2013 to 2014

Diplôme d'études universitaires en sciences et techniques, multimédia & réseaux

Université Panthéon Assas (Paris, France)
2004 to 2006


  • Data Protection & Privacy
    E.U. GDPR, FTC Rulings
  • Compliance
    PCI-DSS (industry standard for processing credit cards)
  • Misc
    Software Licensing, Contract Law, Company Law
  • Operating Systems
    Linux (Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu)
    Microsoft Windows (basic admin skills)
  • Virtualization
    RHEV / KVM, VMware
  • Cloud Computing
    OpenStack, AWS, Microsoft Azure
  • Containerization
    Docker, OpenShift
  • Config Management
    Satellite 5/6, Puppet, Ansible
  • Misc
    Git, Jenkins, Bash, Python, Perl, PHP, Asterisk, Apache, Nginx, MySQL, Bind, PowerDNS
  • IAPP's Certified Information Privacy Professional / Europe (CIPP/E)
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP) [3.5 -- not renewed]
  • Project management
  • People management
  • Self-learner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Luxembourgish


  • Entrepreneurship & business management
  • Supporting the Malala Fund, in favor of education for all children, without discrimination
  • Supporting charitable initiatives of Lions Club International (member of Lions since 2014)
  • Radio ham (used to be an active volunteer until 2009 for Civilian Security operations in Paris)
  • Amateur alpine skiing (French, Swiss & Austrian Alps)
  • Coaching young entrepreneurs