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Pamela Passman

President and CEO, Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade

Pamela Passman is the founding president/CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (CREATe.org), a non-profit association that develops policies and practices to drive greater compliance and responsibility along global supply chains as a predicate for creating sustainable jobs, growth and innovation.  Until October 2011, Passman was corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft, and led the company’s regulatory compliance work in 100+ countries, addressing a range of privacy, security, law enforcement, national security, telecommunications and issues related to cloud computing.  She also led Microsoft’s public policy work on these issues as well as international trade, immigration, and education.  Pamela worked closely with business leaders to advance Microsoft’s software and Internet businesses in China and other emerging markets.  She joined Microsoft in 1996 and until 2002 led the Legal and Corporate Affairs organization in Asia, based in Tokyo, with a focus on Japan, Korea and the PRC.