Head of Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, Microsoft Gulf FZ LLC
Joanne Fischlin heads the Legal and Government Affairs for Microsoft Gulf, helping companies and governments on their digital transformation journey. Her team and her engage regularly with customers, partners and regulators to raise the awareness of key stakeholders on privacy, security and ethics best practices when adopting new technologies such as the cloud and AI.
Joanne is an attorney and certified compliance and ethics professional and during her career, she held various senior legal management positions in different industries incl. Retail, Manufacturing and Financial Services, advised on a large number of opportunities across EMEA, India and LATAM and has served on several boards.
Joanne was born in Switzerland in a small wine making village. She moved to Dubai eight years ago with her husband Cédric and their cat Freaky and they have since then rescued two dogs, Pepper and Pickles with whom they enjoy mountain trekking and desert camping.