Onur Korucu began her professional journey in multinational professional services firms such as KPMG, PwC, and Grant Thornton, where she gained extensive experience as a consultant and senior management member across various global regions.
Previously, she held the role of Senior Manager for GRC, Cyber Security, and Data Protection at Microsoft - Avanade UK & Ireland. Presently, she continues as a Microsoft Subject Matter Expert (SME) and holds shares in three companies specializing in data protection, cyber security, and AI automation. Additionally, she serves as the Managing Partner at GovernID, focusing on data protection and privacy-enhanced technology solutions. Furthermore, she acts as an advisory board member for Technology and Law at TerzionDX, a Microsoft partner specializing in AI, robotics, automation solutions, and security-focused infrastructure services.
With a focus on emerging technologies, Onur is an information security, compliance, and privacy professional. In addition to her technical engineering and M.Sc degrees, she holds an LL.M degree in Information and Technology Law and completed a Business Analytics executive masters program at the University of Cambridge.
Onur has also served as a lecturer for Cyber Security Masters programs at universities in Istanbul and London. As a guest lecturer, Onur has shared her expertise at the University of Westminster, the University of Portsmouth, and Istanbul Sabancı University. She authored a book on risk-based global approaches to enhancing data protection and has contributed articles to prestigious publications such as Harvard Business Review and Tomorrow Magazine, covering trending technology, cyber security, data protection, and privacy trends.
She is a Women in Tech world ambassador, board member, and International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Ireland Chapter Chair. Recognized for her contributions, Onur has been nominated for several awards, including GRC Role Model of the Year, Technology Consulting Leader, Cyber Women of the Year, The Risk Leader, and The Technology Businesswoman.