Sylvie J. Laffarge joined Microsoft in 2006. As Director of Europe Citizenship within the Microsoft Legal and Corporate Affairs team, Ms.Laffarge leads Microsoft’s YouthSpark efforts for the EU and drives alignment with European public policy priorities. Over the last seven years, Sylvie has held both leadership and external representation roles in numerous CSR, ICT policy and trade associations and non-profits in Brussels on the subject of youth employment, ICT and skills. Prior to joining Microsoft, Ms. Laffarge led the corporate community relations office of The Walt Disney Company. She pioneered Disney’s community affairs strategy in Europe and during her 17 year tenure was instrumental in developing the company’s strong socially responsible profile. Sylvie J. Laffarge is a graduate and post graduate of the University of La Sorbonne in Paris.