What We Do

IBM’s Government and Regulatory Affairs team engages in worldwide policy advocacy to drive growth and innovation in the digital economy. With dedicated resources in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, we are driven by the mutual objectives of global consistency and local relevancy. From trade and cybersecurity to data privacy and intellectual property, we leverage the expertise of IBMers to help governments seize new opportunities in a rapidly-changing world.

– Christopher A. Padilla, Vice President, IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs.



Meet the Team

Christopher Padilla
Vice President, Government & Regulatory Affairs

Adam Pratt
Director, Policy and M&A Communications

Adrienne Rhone
Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs, North America

Alan Kohlscheen
Director, Import Compliance and Supply Chain Security

Austin Imperato
Chief of Staff, Government & Regulatory Affairs

Tammy Horn
Director and Senior Counsel, Encryption and Cybersecurity Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs.

Linda Evans
Director, Global Tax Policy and Government Affairs

Roslyn Docktor
Director, Technology & Health Policy WW and Middle East & Africa

Michael DiPaula-Coyle
Director, International Trade Policy

Fabio Assumpcao Ribeiro de Lima Rua
Government and Regulatory Affairs Director – Latin America

Stephen Braim
Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Asia Pacific, China, Japan & Global Market Support

Edward Bond
Director – Government and Regulatory Affairs, Export Regulation Office

Liam Benham
Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe

David Barnes
Vice President Global Workforce Policy.