Jasmine Begum (Dr)
Director of Legal, Government & Corporate Affairs, Malaysia and New Markets, Microsoft
Dr Jasmine Begum is Director of Legal, Corporate & Government Affairs for Malaysia and New Markets. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Dr Begum has held this role since 2010, where she oversees corporate affairs and government and policy engagement as well as philanthropies for Microsoft businesses in Malaysia and the emerging markets.
Dr Begum joined Microsoft with over 20 years of award-winning experience that uniquely straddles both legal/policy engagement and communications, that included leadership and regional stints at companies such as Dell Malaysia, the United Nations Development Program, the Malay Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations headquarters in New York, as well as having been a corporate litigator.
Dr Begum has broad educational qualifications having completed a double law degree at the International Islamic University in Kuala Lumpur. Jasmine then pursued post-graduate studies in both Law and Communications in the UK, before completing her PhD in Law, Business, and Human Rights.