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BIRGER. Lecture on GDPR at Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda

Guest Lecture Series


Date: 6 February 2018 at 12h30

Venue: Auditorium, Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda
Abstract: On 25th May 2018, GDPR becomes effective worldwide. Non-compliance to GDPR will have adverse financial consequences on all organizations dealing directly or indirectly with Europe in the form of penalties and fines. Please join us to discuss in more details.
Jacques Harel
Chief Executive Officer

Jacques Harel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, University of Westminster, London and is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants  in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has worked several years for De Chazal du Mée, Chartered Accountants, gaining expertise in various economic sectors. He is the Chief Executive Officer of BIRGER. since April 2007, a technology company operating in the Indian Ocean region and East Africa.


Parwez Bhugalee
Executive - Marketing and Business Development for BIRGER.
Parwez Bhugalee is a graduate from the University of Cape-Town, holding a BSc Degree in Engineering with specialization in Telecommunications and Electronics. He is also a certified Project Manager and holder of a Management and Leadership certificate.
Having started his career outside of Mauritius as a junior Systems Engineer, Parwez worked for 3 years in overseas markets before joining BIRGER. in 2003.
Between 2003 and 2007, he worked as a Project Leader and eventually as a Project Manager, handling and supporting specific projects with the appropriate teams.
Between 2007 and 2014, his career path took him to a management role in the Enterprise Systems and Solutions business unit and the Head of BIRGER. Technology and Services division to develop our solutions offerings on the local and regional market. During that time, his responsibilities also included the strategic relationship management with Symantec to develop our portfolio of offerings in the security sphere.
As from July 2014, Parwez has been promoted to the role of Executive - Marketing and Business Development of the company with a strategic focus on the development of our business in East Africa.
Host: Tim Brown,
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