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Kate Behncken - Kate Behncken

Kate Behncken

Vice President, Lead of Microsoft Philanthropies

Bio Current as of September 21, 2020

GM & Vice President and Lead of Microsoft Philanthropies.
She has worked at Microsoft since November 1998, when she began as a Legal Associate – Attorney for Microsoft Australia. She held this role until 2007, then became an Attorney for Microsoft EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), which she held from 2007-2010. Then she was the Attorney/Legal Lead at Microsoft Netherlands from 2010-2012, then the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Microsoft’s Office of the General Counsel from 2012-2015. She then moved up to be Associate General Counsel and Chief of Staff in the Office of the President, from 2015-2018, before her role as GM, Microsoft Philanthropies, which she’s held since July 2018. Since July 2019, she’s also held the title of Vice President and Lead of Microsoft Philanthropies.
Volunteer Attorney for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a USA for UNHCR beneficiary and a board member of the United Way of King County (Washington) since July 2018 and of the World Affairs Council since December 2017