Efstathia (Efi) Gkika is a lawyer registered with the Athens Bar Association with great experience in Life Sciences and Medical Devices regulations but also data privacy, compliance and misconduct handling matters. Ms Gkik has been advising multinational enterprises both as an External Lawyer and as an in-house Lawyer.
Since 2008 she joined Pharma/MedDevice industry in Legal/Compliance and Privacy Roles in Greece and abroad and has developed extensive understanding of the importance and strategic role of compliance in the multinational/corporate environment. Leading cross-country projects relevant to compliance and privacy initiatives in an evolving environment and through her experience of misconduct handling (SEC investigations), she had the chance to understand how a strong compliance program along with an ethical culture can lead to sustainable, successful businesses and eventually ensure better service for the patients and the societies.
Ms Gkika studied law in the Law School of the University of Athens and did her postgraduate studies in European Community Law in Brussels. Following completion of her studies she worked for an esteemed Law Firm in Greece and soon became responsible for the offices of Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia based in Romania. She then joined KPMG as a tax legal consultant where she became a Senior Manager in the Law firm of KPMG Greece. During her employment in KPMG she did an LLM in International taxation. She speaks, English, French, Italian, Spanish and German. Ms Gkika is a strong believer of the critical contribution of women in leadership as well as the fundamental need to embrace diversity and include and streamline it with the company’s strategy and culture.