Darren Huston, from 1990 to 1992 I was an economic advisor in the Canadian government. From 1994 to 1998 held an executive position with McKinsey & Company. From 1998 to 2003 I was a Senior Vice President at Starbucks. In 2005 I became President and CEO of Microsoft Japan, and from 2008 served as Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, leading the company's Consumer & Online business. I joined Booking.com as CEO in September 2011, and became CEO of parent company Priceline on 1 January 2014. In May 2016 I joined BlackPines Capital Partners.