Silvan Jongerius

Managing Partner

Silvan Jongerius is the Managing Partner and Founder of TechGDPR, where he applies his extensive experience in privacy, GDPR compliance, web3, and technological innovation. Before starting TechGDPR in 2018, his career encompassed over 13 years in senior leadership roles, including positions as CTO, divisional CIO for multinational corporations, and managing director.His work extends to various facets of technology and data protection. As consultant, speaker, consultant, and educator, Silvan shares his knowledge in GDPR compliance and blockchain.

Silvan established BerChain e.V., a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting blockchain in Berlin, and contributes to the data privacy community as the co-chair of the IAPP Knowledgenet Berlin chapter for 2024-2025.

Holding certifications such as CIPP/e, CIPT, and TÜV Datenschutzbeauftragter, Silvan is also a PRINCE2, NLP, and ITIL v3 practitioner. His expertise is recognized by the International Association of Privacy Professionals, which awarded him the Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP) designation.

At TechGDPR, Silvan leads a team that specializes in integrating data privacy and protection into the development of products and services, focusing on ensuring regulatory compliance and fostering successful business relationships.

Professional Experience

CTO and Director Berlin

Abbey Road Institute | 2016 – 2019

  • Built out, team recruitment and setup of 700 sqm training location in Berlin.
  • Establish central administration and IT services and servers for 6 locations.


Division CIO

SAE Institute  | 2012 –  2015

  • Professionalised and operated IT services for 55 locations and 2500 staff world-wide.


Managing Director UK

SAE Institute  | 2012 –  2015

  • Provided leadership to 4 locations and 70 staff in the UK with a revenue of 6M GBP.

Qualifications & Education


  • Digital strategies for business | Columbia Business School | 2019


Certificates and awards

  • IAPP recognized Fellow of Information Privacy (FIP)
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E)
  • IAPP Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT)
  • TÜV Certified Data Protection Officer
  • Prince2 Practitioner


Skills and expertise

  • Data and compliance strategy and governance
  • Blockchain and decentralized systems
  • In-depth technical understanding of IT systems and architecture
  • Leadership and consensus building
  • Expert level knowledge and application of the GDPR
  • Public speaking

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