Pamela Passman speaks and writes on enterprise risk management, data protection, cybersecurity, intellectual property, anti-corruption, supply chain and third-party risk, and business in Asia. She was recognized by Security Magazine as one of the most influential people in security. Passman was founder and president of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade ( and vice chair of the Ethisphere Institute, distinct entities with a common mission to promote leading practices to manage key governance, compliance, and risks for companies and their global value chains. Prior to founding in October 2011, Passman was the corporate vice president and deputy general counsel, global corporate and regulatory affairs, Microsoft Corporation. From 2002-2011, Passman led Microsoft’s regulatory compliance work across a range of issues, including privacy, security, law enforcement, relations and public policy work, and philanthropic programs. Prior to joining Microsoft in 1996, Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan. She serves on the board of Kinaxis Inc., a Toronto-listed supply chain management company, and served on the board of IO, a data center infrastructure and cloud computing company that was sold to Iron Mountain in 2018. She currently serves on the board and as vice chair of Kids in Needs of Defense (KIND) and as a trustee of Lafayette College. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves on its Nominating and Governance Committee.