Ms Ann Lavin

Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs South East Asia, Google Asia Pacific

As Google's Director, Public Policy, Ann Lavin’s  responsibilities include Greater China, Southeast Asia and Asia’s aspiring economies. Working to create the conditions for economic growth and opportunity through the Internet she focuses on a range of issues including economic empowerment, content regulation, geopolitics, privacy, and general technology policy. Before Google, Lavin was a Senior Advisor with McLarty Associates, a US-based strategic advisory firm, and Vice President of the US-ASEAN Business Council, the principal US business organization in Southeast Asia. 

Earlier in her career, Lavin worked in the US government in a variety of roles including a senior manager at the US Department of Energy and the Presidentʼs Commission on White House Fellowships.