IGF 2022 High-Level Track

HIGH LEVEL EXCHANGE PANEL: Governance models to promote inclusive and diverse business development – what stands in the way? "Tuesday 7 December 13.45 - 14.45 CET"

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Mr. John Frank

Vice President, UN Affairs, Microsoft

John Frank is Microsoft’s Vice President, UN Affairs. Mr. Frank leads the team which focuses on deepening Microsoft’s engagement with the UN and International Organizations by identifying new projects to advance global multi-stakeholder action on key technology, environmental, humanitarian, development and security goals as well as helping to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Previously, he was Vice President, EU Affairs based in Brussels and Vice President and Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Staff for Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

Mr. Frank joined Microsoft based in Paris, overseeing the legal and regulatory issues in launching the Microsoft Network (MSN) in Europe. From 1996 to 2002, he led Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs group for Europe, Middle East and Africa, focusing on privacy, security, consumer protection and antitrust matters.

Before Microsoft, he practiced law in San Francisco with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom. Mr. Frank received an AB degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a JD from Columbia Law School.

In addition to his work with Microsoft, John is a Board member for both the United States Council for International Business and ICRC’s Global.