E15 Experts are leading thinkers and practitioners from developed and developing countries reflecting a wide range of perspectives on trade and sustainable development. The experts’ participation in any E15 activity is on a personal basis and does not represent an official commitment of the organisations they are affiliated with.
Senior Director, Global Trade Policy and Strategy, Microsoft
Digital Economy - Member
Senior Director, Global Trade Policy and Strategy, Microsoft. Leads Microsoft’s policy efforts on international trade and economic issues, focusing on open markets for services and devices. Experienced trade negotiator and expert in trade policy, and works on behalf of Microsoft before the Executive Branch, Congress, international organizations and foreign governments. Former: nearly 30 years as a member of the career staff at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), including Assistant USTR for the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Multilateral Affairs; Senior member of the team for the Uruguay Round of GATT negotiations, participating in negotiations that resulted in the creation of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), and leading the team on goods market access; Led U.S. negotiator on a variety of trade policy issues, concluding the original landmark Information Technology Agreement (ITA); Led teams resulting in successful bilateral WTO market access agreements with Russia and Ukraine, and concluded membership negotiations for the accession of Vietnam and Saudi Arabia. Engaged in a variety of trade associations in Washington, D.C., chairing the Coalition of Services Industries (CSI) Strategy Group, and serving on the Board of the Washington International Trade Association (WITA) and the US-Russia Business Council.