Christine Turner has nearly two decades of experience as foreign policy professional, advocate, and lawyer. She has led cross-functional teams in developing and implementing innovative solutions to complex policy challenges and engaging with communities and governments around the world.
At WhatsApp, she led the global policy function and worked across product, engineering, legal and operations teams to address all concerns from governments globally, assess market entry dynamics, and address safety, privacy, and security issues on WhatsApp. Ms. Turner represented WhatsApp before policymakers on issues including cooperation with law enforcement, tech policy, digital payments, privacy concerns, and economic growth. She currently consults with startups and technology companies on international challenges.
Ms. Turner served at the National Security Council in the Obama White House as the Director for International Economics and National Trade Policy covering trade and global supply chain issues. She helped develop and advance policy initiatives including the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, combating human trafficking in supply chains and trade facilitation efforts with Canada and Mexico. As Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Public Engagement, she was responsible for stakeholder engagement -- collaborating with hundreds of companies to advise the President and Cabinet Members on the formulation and implementation of trade policies. She also worked at the Departments of Commerce and Agriculture helping U.S. businesses increase exports, expand into new markets, navigate regulatory challenges, and compete globally.
Prior to her government service, she practiced securities and commercial litigation in New York. She holds a J.D. from the University of Illinois, a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a B.A.from Tulane University.