John Frank

Member, BioTech Task Force

Chief Public Affairs Officer, Illumina

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John Frank is Illumina’s Chief Public Affairs Officer, where he directly advises Illumina’s CEO, Board of Directors, General Counsel, and Executive Leadership on government affairs and public policy, offering expertise and assessing geopolitical and policy implications of Illumina’s business and strategies.

Prior to Illumina, John spent more than 25 years at Microsoft in numerous leadership positions. As Vice President of United Nations Affairs, he created Microsoft’s first corporate representation office for the UN and international organizations. He also led Microsoft’s European Union Government Affairs program where he focused on the regulatory framework for cloud computing and engaged with the Paris Peace Forum and the French Government to launch the Paris Call for Trust and Security in Cyberspace. Before Microsoft, John practiced law with Skadden Arps and Orrick.

John received his BA in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and his J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

John is a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and sits on numerous boards including the United States Council for International Business and the Seattle Art Museum. He received presidential appointments to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House and the Cultural Property Advisory Committee.

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