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Tarun Sawney

Senior Director — APAC

Tarun Sawney drives all compliance & enforcement activities in Asia-Pacific for BSA. In close consultation with BSA members, he has developed customized compliance solutions on a country-by-country basis across APAC. He is responsible for liaising with stakeholders in both the private and public sector and works with the policy team to reduce unlicensed software rates by advocating for the regulatory and enforcement changes necessary to enhance software IPR protection.

Prior to joining BSA, Sawney served as the deputy director, APAC for the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) where he represented leading Hollywood studios including Sony Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount and MGM in the anti-piracy space. Before joining the MPAA, Sawney served in the Hong Kong Police Force and the Metropolitan Police of London. Sawney holds a bachelor’s of social science in politics from the University of Hong Kong. He is fluent in Hindi and conversant in Cantonese. Sawney is based in the BSA APAC Regional Office in Singapore.