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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.

About IBM Government and Regulatory Affairs
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Trust & Transparency
Philosophy & Governance
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
Diego Bassante


Senior Manager Government and Regulatory Affairs – 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
Thomas Reynaert


Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Europe
David Barnes


Vice President Global Workforce Policy
Ryan Hagemann


Technology Policy Executive and Co-Director, IBM Policy Lab
Jean-Marc Leclerc


Director EU Affairs and Co-Director, IBM Policy Lab