Maria Holmström Mellberg

Senior Counsel

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Maria Holmström Mellberg

Maria focuses on data privacy, compliance and financial regulations.

She is recognised as a proactive privacy and data protection expert, and also has many years’ experience of information security, operational risk management and internal governance and control, change projects and sales at the Nordea Group (banking). At Nordea, she gained plentiful experience of operations, governance, strategic issues, and of developing and implementing compliance and risk management programmes, along with group-wide policies and strategies. In particular, she acquired experience of licensed activities and being regulated by multiple authorities across jurisdictions.

During her years at Nordea, Maria played an active role in policy and lobbying, and represented Nordea on several committees of the Swedish Bankers’ Association and the European Banking Federation.

Among other things, Maria is Vice Chair of the Swedish Data Protection Forum and an active public speaker and trainer in Sweden and abroad.

  • CV
    2019-
    Cirio
    2018
    Lindahl law firm, Senior Counsel
    2018
    Mellberg Advisory AB, Founder and advisor
    2016-2018
    Nordea Bank, Group Privacy and GDPR lead
    2010-2014
    Nordea Bank, Group Regulatory Coordinator, Group Compliance & Group Operational Risk
    2001-2009
    Nordea Bank, Frankfurt am Main & Stockholm, Senior Relationship Manager, large corporate customers
    1998-2001
    Nordbanken, Credit Manager
    1990-1998
    Nordbanken Finans, product manager, credit and insolvency manager
    Languages:

    Swedish and English. Intermediate reading and spoken - German and French.

  • Education
    1995
    Uppsala University, LL.M.