Simone Pelkmans



Simone Pelkmans

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Simone is a Partner in the Risk Advisory team and she Ieads the Digital Regulations Team, a team that focuses on regulatory advice on and implementation and operation of new EU regulations within the EU Fit for the Digital Age strategy. Simone is also a core team member of the Future of Food team.

Simone joined Deloitte in October 2021 after having worked for Unilever for 22 years. Simone started her career as a lawyer at the Intellectual Property and Corporate Law Departments of the law firm NautaDutilh (4,5 years). She then moved to Unilever where she worked in a broad variety of local, regional and global legal roles. The last 9 years Simone was a board member and General Counsel of the Global Foods Division and Unilever Benelux. Over the years she broadened her knowledge to Digital Regulations, Privacy, Food Law, Marketing Law, Competition Law, Sustainability and Business Integrity and supported many teams navigating and implementing applicable laws and (self) regulations.

She is a Council member of Marques, a European Association for Brandowners and board member of the Dutch Vereniging voor Reclamerecht

Simone is a pragmatic person who always looks for possibilities and business solutions within the legal boundaries.

As a kid she wanted to become a chef in her own restaurant. Cooking continues to be her favorite hobby. Whenever possible trying new recipes in which vegetables are the hero ingredient.

Simone Pelkmans