Senior Director – Policy APAC, Business Software Alliance

Jared Ragland serves as Senior Director, Policy — APAC at BSA | The Software Alliance. Working with BSA members, he develops BSA’s international strategies to open markets and promote innovation and digital trade in important foreign markets in the Asia-Pacific region, including Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Before joining BSA, Ragland served as the US Patent and Trademark Office Intellectual Property Rights Attaché in the Shanghai Consulate General. Before that, he served as Director in the Office of Intellectual Property and Innovation, Office of the US Trade Representative. From September 2005 to November 2007, Ragland served as the Science Policy Advisor to the US Ambassador to APEC in the State Department’s Office of Economic Policy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Ragland received a Doctorate in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Washington in 2004, a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in East Asian Studies and Anthropology from the University of Arizona. He is based in BSA’s Singapore office.