Director of Global Policy Programs, WhatsApp
Clair Deevy was appointed as Director of Public Policy and Global Policy Programs for WhatsApp in 2019. She joined Facebook in 2015 where she was Director of Community Affairs for Asia Pacific and Latin America building out a team over three years. Working in the field of policy, communications, and community partnerships for more than 25 years Clair’s professional and volunteer experience includes work in Government, NGOs, the private sector, and corporate foundations.
Previously with Microsoft for 10 years Clair’s spent most of her career there leading Microsoft’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs in Asia Pacific. With a passion for technology for Clair has developed programs focused on digital and financial literacy, community engagement, disaster response, NGO capacity building, and women’s empowerment. She focuses her work on creating cross-sectoral partnerships for sustainable positive social impact.
In 2016 Clair founded Facebook’s #SheMeansBusiness Program, which has reached more than 1.5 million women around the world providing training, community, and support. In 2021 WhatsApp joined to program launching training in APAC and LATAM.
In 2020 Clair began working on health partnerships and economic recovery programs to combat the impact of COVID 19.
Clair holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Environmental Management, a Master of Management, is a qualified Partnership Broker and in 2014 was appointed an Ambassador for Women in Technology for UNWomen Singapore Committee.