Meet the Team

Joseph Whitlock

Joseph Whitlock, executive director of the Global Data Alliance, develops and implements strategies that advance international trade policy goals and objectives.

Irma Gudziunaite

Irma Gudziunaite works with BSA members to develop and advance policy positions on privacy, trade, and cross-border data flows.

Tham Shen Hong

Tham Shen Hong works with BSA members to develop international strategies and policy positions on key issues in APAC markets.

Victoria A. Espinel

Victoria A. Espinel, President and CEO of BSA | The Software Alliance, is a respected authority on the intersection of technology innovation, global markets, and public policy.

Craig Albright

Craig Albright leads BSA’s engagement with the US Congress.

Thomas Boué

Thomas Boué, Director General, Policy—EMEA, oversees public policy activities in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions.

Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper, Senior Vice President, Global Policy, leads BSA’s global policy team and contributes to the advancement of members’ policy priorities.

Kate Goodloe

Kate Goodloe, Managing Director, works with members to develop and advance policy positions on privacy, as well as artificial intelligence and law enforcement access.

Geun Kim

Geun Kim, Country Manager—Korea, works with members to develop strategies to open markets and promote innovation and digital trade.

Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy

Venkatesh Krishnamoorthy, Country Manager—India, leads on policy issues around personal data protection, privacy, cybersecurity, cloud adoption, and emerging tech.

Antonio Eduardo Mendes da Silva

Antonio Eduardo Mendes da Silva, Country Manager—Brazil, works with members to develop policy and gov. affairs initiatives on regulatory and legislative issues.

Tomoko Naoe

Tomoko Naoe, Director — Japan, works with members to advance positions on key policy issues including privacy, cybersecurity, digital trade, and emerging tech.

Jared Ragland

Jared Ragland, Senior Director, Policy—APAC, works with members to develop international strategies to promote innovation and digital trade in foreign markets.

Wong Wai San

Wong Wai San works with BSA members in the APAC region to develop policies and strategies on a range of data governance issues, including privacy and AI.

Contact Information

For additional questions or comments, please contact the following:


Joseph Whitlock
Executive Director


Tham Shen Hong
Manager, Policy


Irma Gudziunaite
Director, Policy