Ria Laurent-Hughes

Ria Laurent-Hughes | Cognizant Technology Solutions

Ria Laurent-Hughes

A certified Global Privacy Project Manager with over 3 years of consulting experience.

Travelling and liaising across the UK, Europe and the US to provide digital transformation and privacy consulting services to clients at global, industry-leading organisations. Equipped with independence and a thorough understanding of what is required when working amid diverse teams, in-person and remotely.

A proven leader, project manager, mentor and driver of success in IT and Privacy projects, head of the ‘Centre of Excellence’ for Privacy Management Software, providing expert knowledge and advice to a Global Digital Privacy Practice team. With experience spanning across multiple sectors and varied projects stimulating focus, organisational growth and an instinctive ability to work individually under pressure, while remaining confident and enthusiastic.

The Chair of the Women Empowered Network in the UK & Ireland, sitting on the board alongside the Senior Director of HR and the Employee Engagement / D&I Lead to elevate the experience of work, career & personal development growth for women. From conception, creating a Women Empowered programme to build a community, invaluable opportunities and expand the network of every member. Committed to facilitating the empowerment of both women and men; contributing to a healthy company culture and achievement of organisational goals.