Merel works as Senior Compliance & Ethics Counsel (Data Privacy) at Accenture in Singapore. Merel supports the global data privacy program, with responsibility for ensuring Accenture’s enterprise compliance with data privacy requirements globally and acts as the regional lead for APAC. Merel received her LL.M from the University of Amsterdam and has worked in private practice as well as in-house in the oil & gas, education and commercial sector with a specific focus on data privacy and employment law matters. Her past roles have given her significant experience as a data privacy professional focusing on data privacy compliance matters, HR data, health data, international data transfers, binding corporate rules, data incidents, training and subject access requests. Merel has been in Singapore since 2012. Merel is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with the International Association of Privacy Professionals and serves on their Asian Advisory Board.