Robert W. Holleyman, II, Business Software Alliance

Robert Holleyman Robert Holleyman is president and chief executive officer of the Business Software Alliance, the high tech industry’s leading voice for global policies and programs that promote innovation and the continued growth of the digital economy. Holleyman has headed the alliance since 1990, overseeing BSA operations in more than 65 countries, including offices in London, Singapore and Beijing. During that time, the global software industry has grown to nearly $200 billion.

Holleyman is an expert witness on policy-related issues affecting the technology industry, including U.S. and international copyright laws, cyber security, trade and electronic commerce and has represented the industry in numerous trade delegations throughout the developed and developing world. In July of 2003, Holleyman was named one of the 50 most influential people in the intellectual property world by the international Managing Intellectual Property magazine. Before joining BSA, Holleyman spent eight years in the U.S. Senate, serving as senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Prior to that Holleyman was legislative director and assistant to former U.S. Senator Russell B. Long. Previously, he had been an attorney with Margraves, Kennerly & Schueler in Houston, Texas, and a judicial clerk for U.S. District Judge Jack M. Gordon of New Orleans, Louisiana. Holleyman earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, and his Juris Doctor at Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He has also completed the executive management program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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