Carl Schonander joined Tencent in September 2021 as Senior Director, Global Public Affairs and Partnerships. He focuses on trust and safety; data, intellectual property, games, and investment policy development, as well as in creating partnerships with stakeholders around the world. Before Tencent, Carl was Head of U.S. Regulatory Affairs for Global Digital Finance and prior to that served as Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy for the Software & Information Industry Association. Carl has also worked as a U.S. diplomat and specialized in trade policy, intellectual property protection and Internet policy. Carl holds a masters degree in intellectual property law from George Washington University, a masters degree in public policy from the University of Texas, and a juris doctor degree from the University of Stockholm.