Pamela Passman President and CEO
Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (

Pamela Passman is President and CEO of the Center for Responsible Enterprise and Trade (, a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to helping companies and supply chain members implement leading practices for cybersecurity, preventing corruption and protecting intellectual property and trade secret thefts. Passman speaks and writes extensively on cybersecurity, intellectual property, information governance, anti-corruption, enterprise risk management and doing business in Asia.

Prior to founding CREATe in October 2011, Passman was the Corporate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Global Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, Microsoft Corporation. Since 2002, Passman led Microsoft’s regulatory compliance work across a range of issues, including privacy, security, law enforcement, telecommunications and other issues related to cloud computing. She worked closely with business leaders and research and development teams to advance Microsoft’s businesses in China and other emerging markets. Passman also led Microsoft’s global government relations and public policy work and philanthropic program and had leadership responsibilities for its cross-company global corporate citizenship efforts.

She first 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 People’s Republic of China. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Passman practiced law with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C. and Nagashima & Ohno in Tokyo, Japan.