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Victoria A. Espinel

President and CEO, BSA | The Software Alliance

Victoria A. Espinel is a respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets and public policy. After a decade of White House service in both Republican and Democratic Administrations, she is now the software industry’s leading champion, overseeing BSA programs and initiatives in 60 countries through its 10 offices around the world. Prior to heading BSA, Espinel was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve as the first US Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator. She also was the first Assistant United States Trade Representative for Intellectual Property and Innovation, where she served as the chief US trade negotiator on these issues.

In 2014, Espinel was appointed by the President to serve on the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations (ACTPN), the principal advisory group for the US government on international trade. She is also a frequent keynote speaker at conferences worldwide. Espinel holds an LLM from the London School of Economics, a JD from Georgetown University Law School, and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.