Susanna Mäkelä, Assistant General Counsel (Shikkoyakuin) at Microsoft Japan Co, Ltd.
Seasoned inhouse legal department leader with over 20 years of experience, working with industry leading companies and currently employed by Microsoft Japan where she leads a team of legal, government affairs, philanthropy and digital crime professionals. She graduated from the University of Turku Finland, faculty of law and has spent most of her career in ICT sector combining senior counseling, policy outreach, strategy and leadership. Within the law she has special interest in intellectual property and in broader terms she is excited about the future of work. In addition of being a lawyer she is a certified business coach with strong interest in personal growth and leadership and how to ignite a change.