Evelina Kurgonaite is Founder & Chair of W@, a platform that connects and promotes women professionals. She is also the Head of Policy Strategy and Legal Counsel at Samsung Electronics. At Samsung, Kurgonaite supports Vice President, Head of Corporate Affairs Europe, working closely with colleagues in Brussels and in European subsidiaries on legal and compliance matters as well as strategic outreach with senior global, EU and national stakeholders. She also leads on data privacy and security policy dossiers. Previously, Kurgonaite spent over seven years in private legal practice, including at Sidley Austin and Morrison Foerster, Kurgonaite before venturing into specialist journalism where she established and managed the European arm of a global regulatory news service PaRR, part of the Financial Times group at the time.